SIDNEY -- The 3rd Annual St. Paddy's Day Party, by radio station 987 The Big Boy and The Rock Sports Bar & Grill, will benefit the King's Daughters.

The Big Boy BIG St. Paddy's Day Party Friday, March 17 is scheduled to start with a free-will donation breakfast 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. with proceeds going to the King's Daughters, Sidney Wide Awake Circle.

The Sidney Wide Awake Circle of King's Daughters was founded in 1891 by military wives of Fort Sidney soldiers. The Wide Awake Circle of King's Daughters in Sidney has a 132-year history and is involved in many projects throughout the year. 

"The biggest reward, of assisting those in the community with an essential need, is the heartfelt smile and the deep gratitude of the recipients who are trying their best to persevere through a rough period in their lives," the Sidney Wide Awake Circle said in a written statement.

Projects include the Christmas Food Baskets, Christmas Outreach with treat bags, cookie trays, OHD sacks, Poinsettias, Christmas decor and small gifts; Newborn Outreach to families in need with newborns; Youth Outreach: garments and personal items are offered to students in immediate need; Adult Outreach: meals and personal items are provided for adults in need.

The King's Daughters coordinate all of these efforts solely funded by the generous financial support from community donors, according to information provided by the King's Daughters. Donations are accepted year-round. No outside agencies support or assist King's Daughters. 

In 2022, money was raised for PlainsWest CASA in Cheyenne, Deuel, and Kimball counties during the St. Patrick's Day party.