ESU’s Lehigh Valley Center Announces Involvement in Bethlehem’s St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

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East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley Center at 60 West Broad Street will participate in a special St. Patrick’s celebration in Bethlehem, Pa., on Saturday, March 16. “Beth-lum Go Braugh,” which is sponsored by the Downtown Bethlehem Association in Bethlehem, will feature many events, including those that follow, which are open to the general public at no cost.

Pot ‘O’ Gold Scavenger Hunt

Those living in or near the Lehigh Valley may visit the website for the Downtown Bethlehem Association and download a series of limericks in order to participate in the “Pot ‘O’ Gold Scavenger Hunt. Participants are asked to follow clues given in the form of limericks, each one relating to a downtown Bethlehem business or institution, so see if you can guess which limerick represents ESU’s new Lehigh Valley Center!  Contestants must recite the correct limerick to a staff member inside the matching business or institution to get your “passport” stamped, and each stamp will serve as a chance to win the entire pot. Increase your chances of taking home the gold by collecting more stamps. Participants will then have their passports verified by DBA officials in order to enter the contest for the ultimate Pot ’O’ Gold, which includes a collection of 20 gift certificates starting at $25 each and an ESU gift basket, valued at over $500. The winner of the Pot ‘O’ Gold will be drawn and announced at noon at American Hairlines in downtown Bethlehem.

The Parade of Shamrocks

Before marching in Bethlehem’s “Parade of Shamrocks,” which kicks off at 1 p.m., ESU’s mascot, Burgy, will trade in his Warrior’s tunic for a kilt to participate in Donegal Square’s “Best Legs in a Kilt” contest at 11 a.m. on Walnut Street in front of Granny McCarthy’s Tea Room. Immediately following this contest, everyone’s favorite 7-foot-tall bear will greet passers-by at ESU’s Lehigh Valley Center from noon until the start of the parade.

All fun-loving kids and adults are welcome to come and meet Burgy, receive free Mardi Gras beads to wear for the parade, win prizes, and check out Burgy’s latest ride – the Burgy-Mobile! So come hang out with Burgy before the parade and learn more about ESU’s presence in the Lehigh Valley.

This spring, East Stroudsburg University is offering courses for fast-track degree completion programs in both public health and computer security at its Lehigh Valley Center. ESU’s Lehigh Valley Center will also be offering an M.S. in Athletic Training – Professional Practice program this summer, with more undergraduate and graduate degree programs to follow in the fall. For more details visit

For more information about ESU’s involvement in Bethlehem’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration or to learn more about the university’s degree completion program, contact Thomas O’Connor, site coordinator for the ESU Lehigh Valley Center, at 610-419-0412 or by email at