As the city celebrated St. Patrick’s Day this year, Prairie Park Nature Center leaned into one of the holiday’s quirkier themes with its “Snakes and Scones” event. Playing on the folktale that St. Patrick drove all the snakes out of Ireland in the fifth century, Dara Wilson, a snake handler and naturalist at the nature center, celebrated with an interactive session featuring snakes big and small.
Although many yearn to be Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, there’s a trio of sisters in the Deerfield neighborhood who actually hail from the west coast of Ireland — Galway, to be exact. And they know their Irish dance moves.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee members selected their queen on Sunday, and she already was one. Deja Brooks, a Lawrence drag artist, said she was shocked and excited to be chosen for the honor.
The Lawrence St. Patrick’s Day Parade will return in its traditional form this year to heightened anticipation from community and committee members.
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