Parade entries still available
Time still remains to enter the 13th annual St. Patrick's Day parade, scheduled for March 11 in downtown Tonganoxie.
The parade, which is sponsored by the Tonganoxie Chamber of Commerce, will begin at 10 a.m. March 11 at the swimming pool and head west down Fourth Street to Church Street.
"It's not too late to get an entry in," said Debbie Breuer, one of the parade organizers.
Businesses, groups and individuals are welcome to participate.
A limited quantity of sweatshirts and T-shirts has been printed to commemorate St. Patrick's Day 2000. Proceeds from the sale of shirts will be donated to the band for its trip next year. Long-sleeved T-shirts will sell for $12, and sweatshirts will sell for $15 at Community National Bank and The Mirror office.
At the conclusion of the parade, chapter AT of P.E.O. will host a lunch of corned-beef and cabbage or stew, as well as desserts. The lunch will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Congregational Church, 303 E. Fourth. Tickets are available at the door or in advance for $5 at local banks, at Evans Real Estate or from any member of chapter AT.
Again this year, elementary school students will decorate windows of downtown businesses. Chamber members will judge the students' work and will award prizes.
Everyone whose birthday is on St. Patrick's Day is invited to ride on the birthday float. Anyone wanting to ride on the float should meet at 9:30 a.m. at the swimming pool.
For additional information or to enter the parade, call John McCaffrey, 845-2172, or Debbie Breuer, 369-3715 or 369-0100.