For those who party a little too hard on St. Paddy’s Day, a local volunteer organization wants to help out.
For the 12th consecutive year, the Seal Beach Lions Club will provide free rides home from Seal Beach's Main Street to tipsy pub-hoppers from 4 p.m. to midnight Sunday.
“There’s a lot of places to party on Main Street in Seal Beach,” said event organizer Tom Duszynski. “We wanted to make sure that there’s an opportunity for the St. Paddy's Day revelers to get home safely.”
Getting a ride is easy, according to Duszynski, a Seal Beach resident. Locals come up to the blue and gold tent with the Lions logo on it — right by Walt’s Wharf Restaurant — get signed in and then the Lions drive them home in one of the vans they rent for the occasion.
Duszynski, who has been working with the Lions for about three years, said he’ll be one of about 30 volunteers trying to keep people from drinking and driving.
“We’ve got a great crew of people that help out, and believe me, there’s just too many senseless accidents out there that can be avoided if there's an opportunity,” Duszynski said.
- Local students just got a reminder of the dangers of drinking and driving with a simulated car crash at Los Alamitos High School.
Revelers can also give tips if they want. All tips go to City of Hope.
For more information email Tom Duszynski at email@example.com.
Editor's note: An earlier version of this story mispelled Tom Duszynski's name. We regret the error.