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Going For The Green: St. Paddy’s At The Choo-Choo

Logo for St. Paddy’s at the Choo Choo.
Chattanooga Choo Choo

This St. Patrick’s Day weekend, the celebration is calling at the Choo Choo Gardens in downtown Chattanooga.

St. Paddy’s at the Choo Choo is Saturday, starting at 2 PM.

Tara Viland is the property manager - and programming and events - for the Chattanooga Choo Choo.

Marc Michael is lead singer for The Molly Maguires.

Ray is the host and producer of Scenic Roots, Mondays - Thursdays at 3 PM on WUTC.
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