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Ocean County Shamrock Thistle Pipe  Drums
Shamrock & Thistle Pipes & Drums, an Ocean County institution since 1974, visited 1144 Hooper Avenue in Toms River this morning, treating students and staff to a St. Patrick's Day performance.

March 17, 2023—It was unmistakenly an Irish holiday at the business offices of 1144 Hooper Avenue this morning. Students at the Early Learning Center were treated to a performance by Ocean County’s Shamrock & Thistle Pipes & Drums, a troop which includes Toms River Regional Schools’ own Karen Rodgers.

Students donned in their St. Patrick’s Day attire crowded around the building’s entryway, and were quickly joined by district staff. There, everyone was treated to the sound of bagpipes, Irish flags flowing in the breeze, and a general festive and happy atmosphere. Afterwards, the friendly, kilted performers posed for pictures with students, and some were even allowed to try out the drum (right).

A top o’ the morning, indeed!

student bangs the drum March 17 2023