Archive for Wednesday, March 16, 2005

St. Patrick’s Day parade ready to roll Saturday

March 16, 2005

Tonganoxie's annual St. Patrick's parade -- she's coming soon to downtown.

So put on your green and join in the fun.

In addition to the downtown parade, other events planned for Saturday include:

¢ Girl Scout Biscuits and Gravy Breakfast, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., Old Ratliff Drug Store, Fourth and Bury.

¢ Friends of the Library Book Sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Community Room, Tonganoxie Public Library, Third and Bury. The sale also will be available from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday for members of the Friends group. To join Friends of the Library, call or visit the library.

¢ Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Congregational Church, Fourth and Shawnee, sponsored by P.E.O. Chapter AT Tonganoxie.

This year's parade actually is coming two days after the most-famous of Irish holidays. It will get under way at 10 a.m. Saturday and wind its way through downtown, like snakes being driven from the emerald isle by St. Patrick himself.

At this year's festivities, as in years past, the event will include a corned beef and cabbage dinner, along with a book sale and a biscuits and gravy breakfast.

According to Debbie Breuer, one of the parade organizers, parade entrants should gather on Main Street near the swimming pool by 9:30 a.m. The Tonganoxie Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the parade, which will feature three monetary prizes in both the float and open divisions. It is open to anyone, and no pre-registration is necessary.

The cameras of Sunflower Broadband Channel 6 will be in Tonganoxie for the parade and will broadcast replays of the parade at:

  • 1 p.m. Saturday.
  • 7:30 p.m. Sunday.
  • 10:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday.

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