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Jennifer Blue Hands and Jason Hands

Jennifer Blue Hands, left, and Jason Hands met at the Silver Dollar Saloon on St. Patrick's Day in 2005. Now married with three kids, they bartended at the bar Saturday to celebrate their anniversary.

Jennifer Blue Hands, 38, and Jason Hands, 38, bartended at the Silver Dollar Saloon Saturday because on St. Patrick's Day in 2005, they met at the Silver Dollar.

Hands wrote a Facebook post Saturday morning saying that he doesn't love to bartend.

"Today's our anniversary," he wrote. "We met in this bar, 12-13 years ago. I am bartending today because I love my wife."

The pair kept busy on their anniversary, slinging cocktails and brews for the crowded bar. Crowds packed in to listen to live music Saturday.

The couple has three kids now.

The Hands weren't the only ones celebrating on Butte's famous St. Patrick's Day. Tammy Casagranda, 58, said this was her second St. Patrick's Day. She and her husband relocated from Alaska recently.

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She noted that you can't drink on the streets in Alaska and said being in Butte for St. Patrick's Day was "more fun."

Susan Gambrel, 48, and her husband Dale, 52, stood outside the Party Palace at North Main Street and Park Street dressed to the nines in green hat; shirts; vest; and, in Susan's case, a green skirt. Susan lifted her skirt up to show off her Irish underwear.

"We're just crazy people," she said.

Patrick Danahy, 25, drove over from Bozeman for Butte's legendary festivities. Danahy compared Butte's St. Patrick's Day celebration to New Orleans's Mardi Gras.

Harper Rose, 4, who used to live in Texas, was hanging out on Hamilton Street with friends and family, including her 8-year-old brother Eli Sheehy Saturday afternoon. Harper Rose gave her blessing to Butte, calling it "a nice place, and it has a lot of sights to see."

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