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Manhattan businesses trying to end Fake Patty's Day event


February 18, 2021

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Businesses in Manhattan's Aggieville entertainment district don't plan to support the traditional Fake Patty Day's celebration this year.

The event has been held in March before students go on spring break, and it drew thousands of people in the past.

But attendance has dropped in recent years and the Aggieville Business Association no longer believes it is worth the effort to provide events or promotions connected to it, said Dennis Cook, executive director of the business association.

"There's pretty much a general consensus that that's an event that we don't nee...

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