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LoHi’s inaugural Irish Festival March 15, 2014 benefiting the Morgridge Academy

On Saturday, March 15, 2014 from 10 am – 2am on Boulder Street in Denver (directly in front of Churchill’s Public House), LoHi will be hosting the Inaugural Irish Festival benefiting the Morgridge Academy at National Jewish Health. Children’s Activities will take place from 10 am – 4 pm, Music begins at 12 pm and goes until 12 am in the tent & 2 am in the bar. Admission is $5 for an all-day pass and children under 12 years old are FREE. Proceeds from the event go to the Morgridge Academy at National Jewish Health.

Churchill’s Public House, LoHi’s newest upscale English Pub, is honored to bring their fellow Europeans’ celebration to the vibrant and community-oriented North Denver Neighborhood.

The internationally iconic celebration of St. Patrick’s Day will be honored with an Irish festival for all ages including food, beverage, entertainment, and more. Boulder Street, in front of Churchill’s, will be closed the entire day to pay homage to the green-themed engagement. Churchill’s was thrilled to open in late 2013 and has always put community and local business at the forefront of their eatery and bar. By engaging with local non-profits, organizations and other groups, this is sure to be the first of many incredible festivals from the authentic Pub.

Traditional Irish Dancers, Bagpipes, Potcheen and more classic bands. For families: face painters, sidewalk chart, and music after the downtown St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be on hand for entertainment.

Enjoy Traditional Beef and Cabbage & Irish Stew in the Tent, Irish Kegs, and more. Colorado favorites will be served in the bar.

The Morgridge Academy

The Morgridge Academy at National Jewish Health is a free day school for 90 chronically ill students in kindergarten through eighth grades. Its mission is to provide a safe, friendly and healthy school environment where students succeed academically, medically and socially. Many students are minorities, and most families are at or below poverty level. Typically, these students have fallen behind their peers in school because of illnesses, including severe asthma and/or allergies, sickle cell anemia, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and other respiratory and related disorders. The Morgridge Academy students receive care and learn to manage their illnesses from three nurses and National Jewish Health pediatricians. They eat nutritious meals, exercise daily, and practice positive social interaction. The students learn in small classes from teachers with advanced degrees using the latest educational technology tools; they demonstrate their knowledge by showing steady improvement on the CSAP test and outpacing their peers in similar schools. Upon graduation, The Morgridge Academy students have the skills to lead healthy, productive, meaningful and active lives.