St. Patrick’s Day

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St. Patrick's DayEnjoy Saint Patrick’s Day this year in the Smith Mountain Lake, Va. area by joining in some of the local festivities mentioned below. But who was Saint Patrick you may ask.

History believes Patrick was originally born in Wales as Maewyn Succat. When he was about sixteen he was captured by Irish raiders and stolen from his home and taken to Ireland, where he lived as a servant for six years before escaping and returning to his family. He later returned to Ireland as a Christian missionary. By the eighth century he had become the patron saint of Ireland.

Visit Peaks of Otter Winery from Sat. March 14th to Tues. March 17th wearing green, and receive an extra discount on wines. They call it the “Luck of the Irish”. Free Noon-5 p.m. Also Visit The National D-Day Memorial, Bedford Museum and Poplar Forest. Info: 540-586-3707. E-mail:

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and help Benjamin’s at the Point cut the ribbon on Tuesday, March 17th from 4 to 6 pm at Mariners Landing. You’ll enjoy complimentary Hors D’oeuvres and refreshing St. Patty’s Punch. Then stay for the St. Patrick’s Day festivities including a special Dinner Menu and Drink Specials.
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