CLOVER — A 90 percent chance of rain and cold temperatures forecast for Saturday prompted Clover officials to postpone the St. Patrick's DayFestival scheduled for Saturday, March 14, until the following Saturday, March 21, according to Town Administrator Allison Harvey.
"If it was just going to be a little rain or just cold, we probably would have gone ahead with it, but with both the rain and the cold we decided itwould be better to hold off," Harvey said.
Other than the new date, the only change to the festival will be the elimination of the street dance that had been planned to begin at 4:30 p.m. The band scheduled to perform, Summer Daze, was already booked for the 21st, she said. Everything else — the Irish Strongman competition, dog show, Leprechaun Leap and other events — will continue as scheduled on March 21.
Several other events are planned for the same day in the Clover area, including the dedication of a monument to the Revolutionary War dead buried at Bethel Cemetery, which is 10 a.m. March 21. Also the Clover Explorer Post is holding a barbecue fundraiser at the Bethany FireDepartment, and Clover Memorial Stadium will play host to a Winterguard Competition that day as well.
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"We think there will still be plenty of time to do it all," Harvey said.