This year’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Lucan will be a “two-fer.”
The 22nd annual Lucan St. Patrick’s Day parade will be at 1 p.m. on Main Street, followed by a program, cake, ice cream and coffee at the Lucan Community Center.
In addition to the parade, the Lucan Lions will have its annual scrambled egg and ham breakfast from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the community center.
Alice Thull, one of the celebration’s organizers, said that when planning the community calendar, it was realized that the Lions’ Palm Sunday breakfast would fall on the same day as the parade.
Thull said it was offered to have the breakfast a week earlier, but all parties involved decided to have both events on the same day.
“It’s a double-header,” Thull said.
A familiar part of the parade is the sleigh. Most of the time it is pulled by horse, Thull said, and some of the time it is pulled by people.
“For the second time in history, we were able to get our two commissioners who are up for re-election,” Thull said. Redwood County commissioners Gene Short and Brian Kletscher will pull the sleigh in the parade this year.
Rich Kramer is in charge of the parade. He said it’s shaping up for this year.
“We got a few more units this time,” Kramer said. On Thursday, about 25 units were signed up.
“Hopefully there will be a lot of green,” Kramer said.
Performers for this year’s program will include students from the Milroy School singing and playing recorders, and Three Flats and a Spare.
Thull said the annual parade and program is a wonderful community spirit activity.
“It’s a low-key, let’s get together and enjoy each other’s company sort of thing,” Alice Thull said.