Shad, Shad Roe, Shad Planking and St. Patrick

Daytrip to the Blarney Room

By Harry M. Covert

Pleasant bonuses usually arrive when least expected. These joys aren’t always of the financial kind, even though the latter can be more than appreciated. This story comes right in the middle of St. Patrick’s celebrations, the time of year when everybody is Irish or would like to be.

A day trip up north Route 15 from Frederick began. In just a few miles the sign appeared, “Shad is here.” Then a big white tent popped up and then another sign, “Shad Roe.”

For a moment, the thought seemed to be a dream.

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