Event assistants, Doc Bob, Todd and Goody help get people signed in with their special bracelets that entitled them to drinks at each stop during Tuesday’s adventure. Photo by Stephanie Frehner

Tuesday marked the 8th annual St. Patty’s Day walk organized by the current owners of Stateline Casino. 115 people showed up in green for the tradition.

“We just love doing this,” said co-owner Kate Slight. “It’s something we look forward to doing each year!”

With the 19th Hole closing at the beginning of March, brothers Kurt and Kent Slight and their staff had to find a different starting point for their tradition, and dubbed Peggy Sue’s to be it. There, participants to get in a good meal and a beverage before beginning a day that some may not remember.


The Mesquite Showgirls showed up in green to support the event with Dennis Hangey who played his bagpipes as he has for many years during the event. Photo by Mike Valenti.


The first group photo: All participants gathered for one last sobering photo before beginning the day’s epic journey around Mesquite. Photo by Mike Valenti.


After their stop at the Eureka Casino, it’s clear that the participants are a bit happier and enthusiastic. Photo by Mike Valenti.


Spirits are good, as seen here with Mesquite Showgirl Bunny Wiseman leaving with the group from the Virgin River as they make their way back to Peggy Sue’s Tuesday. Photo by Mike Valenti.

Departing there at 10 a.m., they made their way north on Sandhill Boulevard to the Eureka Casino, then to the Virgin River before making another visit to Peggy Sue’s. It was all downhill from there, so to speak, as they made a pit stop again at the Golden West before finishing at Stateline Casino around 12:30 p.m. where another Irish tradition was waiting for them – Corned Beef and Cabbage.

With drink specials, food and plenty of games, the bar and casino were filled for hours.