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St. Patrick's Day Celebration in Kennewick Attracts Thousands

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KENNEWICK, Wash.-- The biggest St. Patrick's Day celebration in the Tri-Cities this weekend attracted 6,000 people to the Three Rivers Convention Center.

The two day festival called Tri-Cities Encounter is held by the St. Patrick Parish.

The event included performances by music acts from across the country, art exhibits and guest speakers.

"Part of the encounter is place for us. Everyone wonders is there a place for me. So what better way than to collaborate with the arts where you can see a painting, you can listen to music," said Sal Beltran, event organizer.

The Mid-Columbia Symphony Orchestra and the nationally known group Celtic Spring were some of the big attractions this weekend.

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