St. Ubaldo Day a boost for Jessup businesses

May 25, 2019 402

BY: Frank Wilkes Lesnefsky

As runners race through the streets carrying 400-pound statues for St. Ubaldo Day’s Race of the Saints today, crowds race into local businesses. The annual event that draws massive crowds to Jessup every year has proven to be a boon for businesses in the town, notably those along the race route on Church Street.

With banners representing the families of St. Ubaldo, St. George and St. Anthony draped across homes and businesses throughout Jessup, the aptly-named Three Saints Barber Shop & Shave Parlor on Church Street fits right in. Shop owner and lifelong Archbald and Jessup resident Mike McAndrew has never missed a St. Ubaldo Day in 43 years, so it only made sense for him to give a nod to the holiday with his barber shop.

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