The road sign on the south side of Rush Center notifies the traveler that this city is the home of Kansas’ largest St. Patrick’s Day parade. The 23rd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade was magnificent. The wind was blustery, but the weather was warm and there were no clouds in sight (although I know we could really use the rain). It was a Kansas Day! A car and antique tractor show, over 100 parade entries, games, food vendors, face painting, and live music. Stopping/diverting traffic on a major intersection of highways US 183 and KS 96 is no small feat, but it happens every year without a hitch. The local law enforcement and traffic control deserve a host of accolades!
We were entered in the parade, Carl drove the truck and I shook many hands, introduced myself to many attendees, and handed out Sue Boldra “sunflower” stickers to a couple of hundred children (and some adults). My former students are always good sports when I offer them “stickers.” I have had the pleasure of working with and teaching some of the best people in the world. Wonderful young people who have grown into wonderful adults. I am well-blessed!!
Had a great time, a great meal, and wonderful camaraderie. We live in an incredible place in this world.
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