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'Shamrockin' in Ghent' returns to Norfolk for another year

Posted at 10:23 PM, Mar 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-06 23:34:18-05

NORFOLK, Va.  — Ghent was full of green Friday night in Norfolk.

It's the annual tradition called “Shamrockin' in Ghent” ahead of St. Patrick's Day.

Part of Colley Avenue was shut down for live bands and lots of Irish food and beer. Free entertainment was provided by the Tidewater Pipes and Drums, Lucky 757 and the Fighting Jamesons.

And it's all for a great cause.

“Hope House does wonderful things for disabled adults and helps them live sustainable lives independently. It helps them with housing, it helps with food and clothing, and it provides a really wonderful support system,” said Nancy Rogan, Team Beer member.

One hundred percent of the proceeds from Shamrockin’ in Ghent will will support programs of the Hope House Foundation. The nonprofit helps more than 120 people in this area.