Delisa Drewes, a longtime St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee member, said this year’s parade drew 162 entries. Some of those entries received awards in the annual float contest.
Drewes said she was pleased to see several entries coming from outside the city of Lawrence this year.
“We had a good, eclectic mix” of entries, Drewes said.
The following are the winners of the 2012 Lawrence St. Patrick's Day Parade float contest:
Grand Prize Traveling
• Winner: Sandbar
• Honorable mentions: Ace Bail Bonds, Kennedy Glass, Combs Custom Cycles
• 1st: Pawsh Wash
• 2nd: Slimmer's Automotive Services
• 3rd: Hoop Momma's, LLC
• 1st: Baby Katelyn's 1st Birthday Parade Float
• 2nd: Pompous Jack Band
• 3rd: Lawrence Community Nursery
• Honorable mention: Diane Trybom
• 1st: Douglas County Trailriders
• 2nd: Recovery and Hope Network (RAHN)
• 3rd: O'Riada-McCarty-Manning Academy of Irish Dance
• Honorable mention: Americana Music Academy
Best Dressed Wee Little Irish Folk
• Leah and Anna Mailand (Academy of Irish Dance)
Best Dressed Adult Irish Folk
• Tanya McNeely (Pawsh Wash)