Irish roots shine in Helmville


March 23, 2023

Jean Pocha

Anna Stitt, of Helmville, and her horse Doc.

Helmville has Irish roots that go back five generations in many of the residents. St. Patrick's Day is celebrated with a parade, a corned beef and cabbage potluck and special music on the weekend.

The parade route runs from the Post Office to the Copper Queen.

Parade participants included American Legion Post #9 from Lincoln, motocross riders, Mannix Ranch, families in side-by-sides, a horse and buggy, dogs, kids and balloons. More than 70 people packed the Copper Queen for the potluck. "The Shamrockers of Montana" played and jigged at the Copper Queen Saturday.


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