Dyeing the East Race green for St. Patrick's Day celebrations

NOW: Dyeing the East Race green for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- ABC57's Jackie Bauer got a sneak preview of the luck in store for South Bend this weekend, and some of you may be shocked to see the dye they use in the river might not look the way you think it would.

A gallon of orange trace dye used by sewer departments for finding leaks will light-up the East Race in fluorescent green for about 15 minutes following tomorrow's parade at 11 a.m.

ABC57’s Jackie Bauer spoke with Terry Meehan, the owner of Fiddler’s Hearth and his “dye crew” on the tradition and what it takes turn to turn the East Race green.

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