Monday, March 16, 2015

Sláinte agus táinte!

Cheers to St. Patrick's Day  - a day when people around the world celebrate their Irish heritage, the color green, and the chance to have a fun time with friends and family!

Whether you are going out to celebrate at a local pub or hosting a party at home, remember to plan ahead to make sure that your day is full of lucky charms.

♣  If you plan on drinking, don’t drive! Protect yourself and others by having a designated driver and make sure everyone wears a seat belt.

♣  If you are the designated driver, watch out for intoxicated walkers who pay no attention to lights or crosswalks.

♣  Use public transportation or take a cab both to and from your location so you can avoid leaving your car in an unfamiliar place overnight.

♣  Thank your servers and bartenders! They have a responsibility to make sure that customers don’t drink too much.  If they take your drink away or offer to call you a cab – Thank them.  They are doing it because they are responsible and they want everyone to be safe.

♣  If going out with a group of friends, have everyone “buddy up” to make sure they get home safely.

♣  Stay hydrated and fed. Make sure you don’t drink alcohol on an empty stomach (eat a corned beef sandwich!) and consume water or non-alcoholic beverages in between the green beer.

♣  If the party is at your house, have guests turn their keys in to you when they arrive. That way you can ensure that everyone has a safe ride home. But be prepared to let your guests stay the night as an alternative.

♣  Have phone numbers handy for a cab company and emergency contacts.

♣  Have plenty of food and snacks available so your guests aren’t drinking on an empty stomach.

Remember - good health and happiness are the real pot of gold!

Visit for store hours, directions, and available products.
 Liquor stores across the state will have normal business hours on St. Patrick’s Day.