St. Patrick's Celebration

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    Ireland's "Mayor for the day" Kay Hall (Hillbilly Hall) and her niece, Greta Weisheit, 6, both of Ireland, smiled to the crowd during the St.Patrick's Day Parade on Sunday. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    Jackson Beier, 7, of Jasper looked up from eating potato chips, right, as his great uncle Lee Goeppner drank a beer given to him by Junie Himsel, left, and Barb Leinenbach focused on her plate, all of Ireland, during a contest Saturday where contestants raced to finish Lays Potato Chips during the St. Patrick's Celebration in Ireland. "He cheated, he had a bigger mouth," said Jackson after his great uncle won. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    Erica Schmitt of Ireland, left, hugged Wanda Jones of Jasper as Cindy Lindauer, Jones' sister, greeted other friends before the Irish Road Rally on Saturday. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    Lee Goeppner ate potato chips off of a plate as his fellow competitors, Marilyn Beier, Lee's sister, and Barb Leinenbach, center, looked his way during the O'Eatin Spuds Flyer contest Saturday. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    Emma Harris, 8, of Duff tried to fit the rest of a potato chip in her mouth during the O'Eatin Spuds Flyer eating contest Saturday. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    Brandon Wigand, left, and Tom Blessinger added barbecue sauce to their smoked chicken during the St. Pat's BBQ Flyer contest Saturday in Ireland. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    Shawn Schmitt, clockwise from left, Maury Bueltel, Dan Buck, Brad Schmitt and Daryl Mehringer, all of Ireland, hung out sharing laughs and beers at Schmitt's home in Ireland on Saturday. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    Maxwell Polen,4, left, and his brother, Thomas, 8, picked out flavored colors for their "sandy candy'" with their mom, Laura Polen, all of Jasper, during Ireland's St.Patrick's Celebration on Saturday. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    Andrea Hall, left, Allison Neuhoff, both of Ireland, and Tommy Moorman, of Jasper, competed in the Toast To The O'Blarney Drop Flyer during Ireland's St.Patrick's Celebration on Saturday. They competed to hold mugs of green marbles and green water straight out from their bodies for the longest amount of time. Moorman held his the longest at three minutes and 36 seconds. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    Bob Atwood, back left, and his wife, Judy, chatted with their daughter, Rachel Atwood of Ireland, left, and Natasha Fromme, of Jasper in the Chicken Place parking lot during the St. Patrick's Celebration in Ireland on Saturday. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    Anna Sermersheim smiled as she put on a green beaded necklace and talked with her friend, Madison Haaff during the St. Patrick's Celebration in Ireland on Saturday. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    Isabel Willems,left, spun with Hannah Seibert, both 11 and of Jasper, during a dance party for kids at Ireland Elementary during Ireland's St. Patrick's Celebration on Saturday evening. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    Breanna Smith of Jasper danced with her friend, Olivia Andrews, left, both 9 and of Jasper, during a dance party for kids at Ireland Elementary on Saturda. "It all depends on mind heart and feet, basically," said Smith about dancing. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    Lindsey Aders, 13, hugged her friend, Meris Egloff, 14, both of Jasper as they figured out their next dance move during the "Irish Dance Central" for kids at Ireland Elementary School during Ireland's St. Patrick's Celebration on Saturday evening. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    Matt Truesdale of Jasper, left, chatted with his non-leprechaun friends Curt Rees of Jasper, Keith Schwenk of Ireland and Brian Hanselman of Mariah Hill while at Shamrock Cafe' on Saturday evening. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    Bottles of beer and ketchup sat in the sunlight on a table at Shamrock Cafe' on Saturday evening. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    Breanne Hasenour of Celestine, left, chatted with her friends while at Shamrock Cafe' after Ireland's St. Patrick's Celebration on Saturday evening. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    People hung out inside Shamrock Cafe' downtown Ireland after Ireland's St. Patrick's Celebration on Saturday evening. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    Zoe Vogerl, 6, of Dubois, left, and Jade Mundy, 10, of Jasper, huddled under a blanket to stay warm before the the start of the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Ireland on Sunday. They both marched in the parade with the North Dubois Service Unit. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    Nick Buechlein, bottom, and his sister Caroline, left, picked candy from the ground as their sister Anna watched with their mother, Amy and father John, center, while their friends, from left, Carol Meyer, Mary Neuhoff, Tommy Moorman, and Joey Moorman, all or Ireland, stayed warm by the fire-pit during the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Ireland on Sunday. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    Sarah Obermeier, center, 12, of Jasper laughed as her friend, Keely Magee, 12, of Jasper reminded her to share the candy, when Obermeier prepared to catch candy being thrown by the Ireland Fire Department during the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Ireland on Sunday. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    Heather Rousseau/The Herald Participants in the St. Patrick's Day Parade marched down County Road 500 W and State Route 56 as they bared a light drizzle that turned into snow on Sunday in Ireland.

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    Lindsay Lett of Winslow, left, Haley Gudorf of Jasper, and Clara Sander, Audrey Schitter and Breanna Dillon, all of Ireland, passed out potatoes during the St. Patrick’s Celebration parade Sunday in Ireland. Herald photos by Heather Rousseau.

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    Jaima Voegerl, 2, of Dubois, was wrapped up to keep warm while watching the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Ireland on Sunday. Her mother, Anzlee Voegerl had attempted to put an umbrella over her, but the blanket worked better. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    Zach Williams, 11, left, watched the St. Patrick's Day Parade as his sister, Brianna Williams, 9, tried to catch snowflakes with her tongue and their mom, Renee Williams, all of Jasper sat in the van with Jenna Brescher of Ireland, back of the van, and Jaima Voegerl, 2, helped her mother, Anzlee Voegerl, hold an umbrella, both of Dubois, in Ireland on Sunday. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    Ashley Sander, 12, of Ireland, held the American Flag before joining the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Ireland on Sunday with the Northeast Dubois Girl Scout Troop. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    Carol Meyer, left, Mary Neuhoff, Tommy Moorman, Joey Moorman, and Jay Neuhoff, all or Ireland, stayed warm by a fire-pit they made outside their apartment complex while watching the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Ireland on Sunday. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    Andy Schwenk drove a tractor with a rainbow on his float for the St.Patrick's Day Parade in Ireland on Sunday. Heather Rousseau/The Herald