Archive for Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Our view: Despite weather parade still success

March 19, 2008

Mother Nature apparently wasn't feeling the luck o' the Irish on Saturday.

However, that didn't stop plenty of area residents from lining Fourth Street to watch the 20th annual St. Patrick's Day Parade.

It was a cold and dreary day, but Tonganoxie was golden when it came to braving the elements.

Organizers were confident about this year's event and were touting it in advance, saying it would bigger and better than ever before.

By most accounts, they seemed to be on the money. The weather was one aspect that could have been better.

But it's now March. And we live in Kansas, so we know lucking through with sunshine and springlike temperatures can be a tall order.

Regardless, Tonganoxie should be proud of this year's parade. People put plenty of time into Saturday's festivities, be it the parade or meals being served downtown for good causes.

What started as a couple of vehicles spontaneously parading downtown has turned into so much more today.


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