Idea of St. Patrick’s fete charms locals |

Idea of St. Patrick’s fete charms locals

An Irish storyteller and her husband are floating an idea to put on a St. Patrick’s Day event in Nevada City, helping to make up for some of the fun and profit lost when snow canceled Mardi Gras earlier this month.

Molly Wilmot, who publishes under the name Sharkey Wilmot, and her husband, Robb Wilmot, adopted Nevada City as home three years ago. Merchants they know “are suffering” in the doldrums, they said.

But that could be eased with a small-scale, family oriented celebration on Commercial Street involving Irish music, dancing, poetry, story-telling for children, food and crafts, the Wilmots said.

Commercial Street merchants have signed a petition offering to close their street from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 16. The Wilmots delivered their idea to City Hall on Wednesday and were to present it to the Nevada City Downtown Association meeting Wednesday night, they said.

– Trina Kleist

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