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Last call for St. Patrick's Day workers to obtain bar cards

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Four days remain until St. Patrick's Day 2013 in Savannah. And less time remains for people without a bar card who are working during the St. Patrick's Day festival.

Vendors and workers selling alcohol and checking ID who need a bar card have until Wednesday to get one.

The Savannah Riverfront told WTOC Tuesday they have their employees and extra people working for them this weekend on Friday and Saturday during the festival selling wristbands, checking identification to make sure people are 21 years of age and manning their beer tents.

There are out of town vendors who will be coming in selling not only food and goods, but alcohol, who will need  a bar card too. If a downtown business has hired extra workers for the holiday weekend festivities, they need to make sure their new hires are bar card certified if they're dealing with alcohol or working the doors.

Savannah Riverfront says most of their people are already in town and certified, but if they weren't, they made sure they were. Even their director wasn't yet.

"We are trying to use as many people as we can with bar cards and we have mobilized over the last few weeks a number of classes over the last week or so, and I just got mine on Saturday," Jim Downs, Savannah Riverfront, told WTOC.   

Two classes are left. If you don't go, you don't work this weekend. One class will take place at 7 p.m. March 12 at the Mulberry Inn. The last one will take place at 2 p.m. March 13 at the Savannah Civic Center. 

The classless cost $20 and the bar card is an additional $25 payable to the Savannah Revenue Office. The card is good for two years.

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