Archive for Wednesday, September 9, 2009

St. Patrick’s committee seeking beneficiaries

September 9, 2009


Area organizations that focus on the needs of children in Douglas County are invited to apply to become a beneficiary of next year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Oct. 2.

Applications can be downloaded at and are also available by calling 749-6677 or by e-mail at They also may be picked up at McDonald Chiropractic Clinic, 953 E. 23rd St.; Cottin’s Hardware and Rental, 1832 Mass.; or KLWN/The LAZER, 3125 W. Sixth St.

Previous beneficiaries include Boys and Girls Club, Ballard Center, Ryan Gray Playground for All Children, Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s pediatric wing, THRIL, Douglas County Infant/Toddler Coordinating Council, Crown Casting Club, Lawrence Youth Football, The Shelter Inc. and HealthCare Access. Since its founding, the parade has raised more than $500,000 for local charities.

Activities associated with the 23rd annual parade — set for March 17 — include a benefit auction Feb. 27, as well as a 5K/fun run, a motorcycle run, a dart tournament, a trivia contest and a queen pageant.


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