I was, and still am, totally amazed and overwhelmed at this hardworking group's dedication to the children of Lawrence. In the last 15 years, the St. Patrick's Day committee has raised more than $200,000 for various children's organizations. This year they presented the ICC with a check for $30,000. The time, planning and fun that goes into organizing the events (Shamrock Shuffle, celebrity and sports auction, dart tournament, queen coronation, benefit concert and, of course, the parade) is phenomenal. Community involvement and support for all the events were wonderful as well. So, I would like to deliver a huge and heartfelt thank you to all members of the St. Patrick's Day committee, and to all the citizens of Lawrence who contributed to, participated in and enjoyed the St. Patrick's Day events and parade. We look forward to supporting and enjoying your outstanding efforts for years to come!