Tomorrow morning one of Chicago's best traditions kicks off at 9:00 a.m. with the dyeing of the Chicago river green. This awesome tradition started in 1962 and is entrusted to the Chicago Plumbers Union Local 130. Over the years the crowds have continued to flourish and the Chicago Riverwalk has developed into a spectacular space. Thus, this year the dyeing of the Chicago river green is growing as well and will add one block! Enthusiastic St. Patrick's Day fans will be able to watch the Chicago river turn green from Columbus to State Street.
My husband, Tony and I watched the dyeing of the river green a few years ago and it was awesome! We loved watching the Chicago Plumbers Union zip around in their boats and turn the river green with their secret dye. Bagpipes played while huge crowds decked out in St. Patrick's Day finery cheered on the plumbers. It was such a gorgeous, iconic Chicago day.
After the dyeing of the river green, Tony and I had an opportunity to meet up with our friends at COUNTRY Financial and had a fantastic time celebrating St. Patrick's Day together.
COUNTRY Financial helps support the iconic Chicago tradition of dyeing the Chicago river green. As a company that loves the color green, it is a natural fit for COUNTRY Financial to partner with the Chicago Plumbers Union. COUNTRY Financial is a company that helps make iconic traditions happen and realizes the importance of being a strong, leading community partner. The huge spirit of Chicago will be flowing throughout the city during the St. Patrick's Day festivities and I appreciate COUNTRY Financial giving back in such a unique way.
The strong values and humble nature of COUNTRY Financial are evident with this partnership as well. I had to search to find pictures for this blog post and found these fantastic pictures on the COUNTRY Financial Facebook page. COUNTRY Financial plants the seeds for good things to happen and then watches them grow into something fabulous. Since they are so humble, I wanted to share with you their good work and how they are helping the city and the thousands and thousands of revelers celebrate this St. Patrick's Day.
COUNTRY Financial is also an outstanding company to work for with an amazing culture driven by the CEO, Kurt Bock. Kurt and COUNTRY Financial celebrate their awesome teammates during St. Patrick's Day as well. What a fantastic way to celebrate and recognize your team!
If you are working on your financial security plans and insurance needs I hope you will consider reaching out to the awesome folks at COUNTRY Financial. I know they will share some simple steps to help you on your road.
Tomorrow, I'll be tipping my hat in thanks to the Chicago Plumbers Union and COUNTRY Financial for another epic Chicago tradition of dyeing the Chicago river green. If you are downtown for the dyeing of the river green look for the great folks at COUNTRY Financial and tell them I said hi! I hope you have a very happy and safe St. Patrick's Day!
(This is not an ad. I'm fortunate to be friends with many of the great folks at COUNTRY Financial and think they are awesome. I love that they support this iconic Chicago tradition and wanted you to know too!)