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Bishop to Preside over Luncheon at Student Prince with Local Colleens

SPRINGFIELD — The Student Prince is a German institution, but that hasn’t stopped it from establishing a long-time St. Patrick’s Day tradition at the restaurant. The tradition continues today when Bishop Mitchell Rozanski will be on hand to preside over a blessed luncheon, beginning at 11:30 a.m.

Colleens from Springfield, Chicopee, Agawam, and Holyoke will be present at the ceremony. Members of the Holyoke Caledonian Pipe Band and the Brian Elliot Trio will provide music and entertainment.

The St. Patrick’s Day luncheon is part of a week-long celebration at the Fort. Tonight, Philadelphia’s famous Aqua String Band will begin its traditional march at the restaurant, and will be back on Friday, alongside the Holyoke Caledonian Pipe Band, for an evening of revelry and live music. A special menu featuring Irish favorites will be served through Sunday.

“St. Patrick’s Day is a great week on Fort Street,” said Managing Partner Andy Yee. “You can really feel the energy and the history. We’re honored to have Bishop Rozanski and the Colleens here for this traditional event, and we’re looking forward to some great music as well.”

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