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St. Paddys Day parade set for March 14

The leprechauns are beginning to stir from their winter slumber now that they know Hillsboro’s 37th annual St. Patrick’s parade will be held Saturday, March 14.

Parade sponsor Murphy’s Furniture is now accepting parade entries. Staging for this year’s parade begins at 9 a.m. in the Hare Field parking lot. The parade starts at 11 a.m. and winds its way through downtown Hillsboro.

Entry forms are available at Hillsboro and Forest Grove/Cornelius Chamber of Commerce offices or at Murphy’s Furniture in Cornelius.

For details, call Murphy’s Furniture at 503-640-1124, or print an entry form at murphysfurniture.net. Each $20 entry fee will benefit the Hillsboro Boys & Girls Club.

Festivities continue after the parade with a corned beef and cabbage lunch sponsored by Sports Look.

Youth have chance to play rugby

Forest Grove resident Marc French is looking for more Forest Grove, Banks, Cornelius, Gaston and Hillsboro youth to sign up for his rugby team. French coaches rugby at Pacific University and is starting a local youth team to compete through Rugby Oregon, an official State Rugby Organization (SRO), a member of USA Rugby.

Those with interested third- through eighth-graders can visit rugbyoregon.com for more information, or email French at marc.c.french@gmail.com.

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