St Patrick's Day celebrated across Wagga

Hair raising happiness: Frankie, 4, and her sister Rio Michel, 2, celebrated all things green with educator Ashlee Collins for Saint Patrick's Day.

Hair raising happiness: Frankie, 4, and her sister Rio Michel, 2, celebrated all things green with educator Ashlee Collins for Saint Patrick's Day.

A sea of green flooded Wagga on Friday as young and old brought the spirit of St Patrick's Day to town. 

Green jelly and oat biscuits were some of the items on the menu for the Town and Country Children's Centre as more than 35 children dressed to impress. 

Taste of Ireland: Green was Lorelai Overvliet's, 4, colour choice as Town and Country Children's Centre celebrated Saint Patrick's Day.

Taste of Ireland: Green was Lorelai Overvliet's, 4, colour choice as Town and Country Children's Centre celebrated Saint Patrick's Day.

As the centre brought Ireland to Wagga, licencee Rowena Brown celebrations gave children the opportunity to experience and learn about different cultures.

Ms Brown said it was an exciting day and one very much enjoyed, as food, drink and clothes turned green and Irish music filled the centre. 

“It’s been Crazy Hair Week, all week,” Ms Brown said. 

“We do it every year to raise money for the Leukemia Foundation.”

Ms Brown said the best part of the week had been the opportunity to involve all the children in all the craziness.  

Charles Sturt University students and Wagga residents also joined the festivities, colouring the city green on Thursday night with bright costumes, face paint, fake accents, music and Guinness. CLICK HERE for photos. 

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