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St. Patrick's Day Parade party supports family agency

Every Person Influences Children (EPIC) will host its annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade Celebration March 20 at the Mansion on Delaware Avenue.

Festivities begin at noon and include an afternoon of creative cocktails and hors d’ oeuvres while watching the parade from the front parlors of the Mansion. There will also be live entertainment that includes the Clann Na Cara Irish Dancers and bagpipers.

Tickets are required and will go fast. The cost is $100 per ticket and can be purchased online at or by calling 332-4130.

Proceeds from this event benefit EPIC, which partners with families, schools, and communities to provide family engagement in education, parenting classes and workshops, and youth services.

Its programs include:

Families in Transition A parenting education program for families who are facing challenges in their ability to be effective parents, including substance abuse, mental health concerns, domestic violence, or custody issues

Ready, Set, Parent! – Parenting classes in three age-appropriate areas: Infant and Toddlers, Young Children and Young Adolescents.

Ready, Set, Read – A family series that emphasizes the parent’s opportunity to enhance learning and development and support their child’s reading through simple activities, regardless of the parent’s education and literacy level.

Storytime – Literacy lessons based on universally accepted teaching methods incorporated into a number of themed interactive experiences for both parents and their children.

Just for Teens – A series that gives teen parents the support they need to stay in school, develop life skills, and become effective and confident parents.

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