The St. Patrick's Parade Committee is made up of some 80 members that help put together the annual event.
For 11 years, Missi Pfeifer has run the small County Fair Swim Club at Maple Lane and Clare Road. Despite the financial struggles and her full-time job as a beautician, Pfeifer is passionate about keeping the pool open for the neighborhood, just like it was when she was growing up nearby.
Marcia Epstein, director of Headquarters Counseling is pictured on her front porch with her English Springer Spaniel, Beau. Epstein says she frequently brings Beau with her to Headquarters during the overnight shifts at the call center.
“You can be taught to read a landscape just like a book, and it will tell you a story that has an authenticity that is very hard to find,” says Dennis Domer, who was recognized at the 2012 Only in Lawrence ceremony.
Shade Little is an avid fan of the KU women's basketball fan team. Since his wife became chancellor of Kansas University, Little has become very involved with local organizations.
Michael Gray, 19, a sophomore from Toronto, Canada, arrived early in the morning to save his spot for a KU basketball game. He is one of the countless passionate fans who camp out to score prime seats for Jayhawk games.
After a career in education, Willie Amison is devoted to helping a diverse group of young people.
Thad Holcombe, campus minister with Ecumenical Campus Ministries, is pictured Tuesday, March 6, 2012, in his office at the ECM.
Katie Studebaker is president of Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen, and she also started the food pantry operation at First Christian Church. Studebaker helps stock the pantry with other volunteers recently at the church.
Mary Tye in her home Friday, March 30, 2012.