This past Saturday, despite the chilly wind, a total of about 125 people gathered at Riverside Park to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! Nearly half of them came early to share in the community potluck – bringing cabbage, potatoes a myriad of ways, grilled carrots, soda and beer breads, as well as a sampling of desserts. While a local Irish step dance troupe prepared to delight the crowd, Patrick Werick and Benedict Lillis entertained everyone with some traditional American tunes using the quintessentially classic Celtic instruments: bagpipes and drum.
Here, a part of the crowd watches the dancers perform some beautiful traditional Irish steps:
Thank you again to the following sponsors who made such a fun community event possible!
K. G. Moats & Sons – 20 lbs of corned beef, tea, and fixings
Sugar Creek Country Store – plates, cups, bowls, napkins, cutlery
Kaw Valley State Bank – posters
Thank you also to the members of the Acies Group who volunteered and helped ensure everything went smoothly!