Sam got to meet St. Patrick at Alexandria’s 30th annual Irish Festival yesterday. What a great time!  The festival is a huge fundraiser for the Ballyshaners in Alexandria and helps fund the cost of the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade.

Saint Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland. He was a Christian missionary credited with converting Ireland to Christianity in the AD 400s. So many legends surround his life that the truth is not easily found. St Patrick was not actually Irish.