Money for Chateauguay St. Patrick’s Day parade allegedly stolen, organizers say

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It hasn’t been easy lately for the Chateauguay and Valley Irish Society.“It’s been a long two weeks,” says group president Michael McGinn.Two things happened.Last Saturday, cash they badly need to help fund their annual St. Patrick’s Day parade was allegedly stolen.“We lost about $4,500 cash and about $1,000 in cheques,” McGinn tells Global News.That was right after a fundraising event.  The funds represent about a third of the total cost to run the parade, because not everyone is a volunteer. The bands, for example, have to be paid.READ MORE: St. Patrick’s Day parade in Châteauguay honours the late ‘Parade Man’ (March 2018)

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