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Photo provided by Eva Jacob Barkoff -- Former Metairie postmaster Hannah Cunningham turned 100 on Feb. 9.

The second annual Allstate Sugar Bowl St. Patrick’s Day Classic will be at 10 a.m. Sunday.

The 2-mile race will begin outside Gennaro’s Bar at the corner of Metairie Road and North Causeway Boulevard and end at Frisco Avenue and Metairie Road, near Winston’s Pub.

Entry fee is $25 per person by noon Friday and $30 on race day. The event is a qualifier for the Crescent City Classic planned for April 4. To register and for information, go to

After the race, don’t forget to stay around for the 45th annual St. Patrick’s Day parade, which begins at noon.

The parade will begin near the intersection of Severn Avenue and 42nd Street behind Archbishop Rummel High School. It will proceed south on Severn, turning onto Metairie Road. It will continue down Metairie Road until it reaches Focis Street, where it will turn north, or left, and will disband at Focis and Canal streets.

The parade grand marshal is state Sen. Danny Martiny. His wife, Nina, is queen. The theme of the parade is “Over the Rainbow”; it will feature 42 floats, 52 truck floats, 12 marching groups and four novelty units.

Prior to the parade, the Shillelagh and Sash presentation party will be at noon Friday at Fulco’s Bar, 519 N. Turnbull Drive, Metairie. Green beer, corned beef and other refreshments will be available.

Terrytown Fest March 20-22

The fifth annual Terrytown Spring Fest will be March 20-22 at Oakwood Center, 197 West Bank Expressway, Terrytown.

Hours are March 20 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., March 21 from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. and March 22 from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. The event includes food, arts and crafts, live music, games and rides.

Admission is $8 per person, with children 12 and under admitted free.

A three-day pass for $20 per person is also available.

Musicians scheduled to perform are:

MARCH 20: Andy Hymel, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Tricks from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; and Zebra from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

MARCH 21: Joey Thomas, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.; The Topcats from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Chicken on the Bone from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.; The Chee Weez from 7 to 8:30 p.m.; and Loverboy from 8:30 to 10 p.m.

MARCH 22: Under Review, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.; Amanda Shaw, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Bag O’Donuts, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; and Cowboy Mouth from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

The festival is hosted by the Terrytown Economic Development Association.

For tickets and information, call (504) 361-6013.

Special birthday

Happy belated 100th birthday to Metairie resident Hannah Cunningham.

Cunningham, who celebrated her birthday Feb. 9, has been a longtime volunteer and supporter of the Jefferson Performing Arts Society. She is the former postmaster of Metairie.

Last chance for cookies

Girl Scouts Louisiana East will wrap up its annual cookie sale Sunday.

Two new cookies, Rah-Rah Raisin, an oatmeal cookie made with whole grains, raisins and yogurt-flavored chunks, and Toffee-tastic, a gluten-free butter cookie, are available along with the traditional favorites Thin Mints, Samoas, Trefoils, Tagalongs, Do-Si-Dos and Savannah Smiles. Cookies, which are preservative-free and kosher, are $4 per box. The Toffee-tastic cookies are $5 per box.

For information, call the council office in Old Jefferson at (504) 733-8220 or visit

Civil War group to meet

The New Orleans Civil War Roundtable will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Smilie’s Restaurant, 5125 Jefferson Highway, Harahan.

The guest speaker will be Russell Bonds, who will discuss his book “War-Like Thunderbolt: The Battle and Burning of Atlanta.”

The meeting is free. If you want to stay for dinner, the cost is $25 per person.

For information, call (504) 456-1420.

Eva Jacob Barkoff writes about people and events in Jefferson Parish. She can be reached at or by calling (504) 430-8053.