Spring Green Festival announces activities planned

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Considered the largest St. Patrick's Day celebration in Gwinnett County, the annual Spring Green Festival will be hosted by New Lawrenceville on March 17.

This year, the organization has added a 5K run to the mix, which starts the daylong party. At 7 a.m., participants can register for the Chick-fil-A 5K Race Series. At 8 a.m., the 1-mile fun walk begins and is followed by the road race. People can register in advance for the event at cfaraceseries.com.

The rest of the celebration kicks off at 10 a.m. where attendees can troll around the vendors surrounding Gwinnett County's Historic Courthouse. There will be food, art, crafts and other various products for sale, plus several local businesses will be available to talk to the public.

Organizers didn't forget to include the children. There is a Kid's Corner with sand art, tie die, bounce houses and face painting to keep the little ones entertained throughout the day.

After the festival ends, New Lawrenceville hosts a free concert at 6 p.m. on the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse lawn. Local bands and performers from around the county will be front and center throughout the evening, putting on a St. Patty's show.

New Lawrenceville is raising money for three charities with this event, which include the Lawrenceville Police Departments Benevolent Fund, the Special Needs of Gwinnett and Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation. The money will come from some of the funds raised by purchasing booths, various sponsorship levels, advertising space or running in the 5K.

There are still vendors booths, sponsorship and volunteers opportunities available. For more information, visit www.newlawrenceville.com or contact Wendy Ryoul at wendy@solutionsmarketingllc.com or 678-469-5667.

New Lawrenceville is a nonprofit organization of volunteers in the city of Lawrenceville dedicated to "bringing community together and never using tax payers' dollars for promoting the city of Lawrenceville."