St. Patrick's Celebration

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    LeRoy Gehlhausen of Ireland drove his tractor in the parade during Ireland's annual St. Patrick's celebration on Sunday. Tegan Johnston/The Herald

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    Riley Werner of Ireland, 7, watched the parade with her father, Matt, and brother, Graham, 5, during Ireland's annual St. Patrick's celebration on Sunday. Tegan Johnston/The Herald

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    Angela Schmitt of Otwell handed her daughter, Emerson, 2, bracelets to toss to the crowds during the parade at Ireland's annual St. Patrick's celebration on Sunday. Tegan Johnston/The Herald

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    Crowds gathered along the streets to catch candy and watch the parade during Ireland's annual St. Patrick's celebration on Sunday. Tegan Johnston/The Herald

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    Former honorary Ireland Mayor for a Day Anthony Wigand of Ireland watched the parade at Ireland's annual St. Patrick's Celebration on Sunday. Tegan Johnston/The Herald

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    Dorothy Thais of Vincennes was greeted by Ben Braunecker of Ireland, left, while waiting for the start of the parade with Ireland's honorary Mayor for a Day Clara Mae Braunecker of Ireland and Jill Keusch of Huntingburg, 10, during Ireland's annual St. Patrick's celebration on Sunday. Tegan Johnston/The Herald

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    Janet Lee of Jasper, left, and Anne Mehringer of Ireland rode their horses Chance and Skipper during the parade at Ireland's annual St. Patrick's celebration on Sunday. Tegan Johnston/The Herald

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    Lexi Elkins, 6, left, her sister Ayla, 9, and Ella Erny, 10, all of Jasper, 10, reached for candy tossed into the street during the parade at Ireland's annual St. Patrick's celebration on Sunday. Tegan Johnston/The Herald

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    Kolten Goeppner of Ireland, 2, examined a piece of candy while sitting on the lap of his grandpa, Don Breitwieser of Jasper, during the parade at Ireland's annual St. Patrick's celebration on Sunday. Tegan Johnston/The Herald

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    Aiden Ison, left, and Ethan Bauer, both 9 and of Jasper, tossed around a potato that they received during the parade at Ireland's annual St. Patrick's celebration on Sunday. Tegan Johnston/The Herald

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    Steve Young of Ireland carried his 18-month-old grandson Carter Young of Ireland to the car after watching the parade during Ireland's annual St. Patrick's celebration on Sunday. Tegan Johnston/The Herald

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    Michelle Wehr of Ireland tried to take a picture of her daughter, Layn, 4, left, Colton Wigand of Ireland, 4, his twin Hudson, and Layn's twin Layton under the rainbow near the Ireland Volunteer Fire Station during Ireland's annual St. Patrick's celebration on Saturday. The town of Ireland hosted a variety of events and activities over the two-day celebration, including the Irish Trot 5K, OƕBlarney children games, a spud shoot and more. Tegan Johnston/The Herald

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    Elise Lampert of Jasper, 11, listened as the winners of the Irish Trot 5K were announced during Ireland's annual St. Patrick's celebration on Saturday. The town of Ireland hosted a variety of events and activities over the two-day celebration, including the Irish Trot 5K, O'Blarney children games, a spud shoot and more. Tegan Johnston/The Herald

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    Lane Leinenbach of Ireland, 3, left, played with his brother Corde, 6, at the Ireland Volunteer Fire Station during Ireland's annual St. Patrick's celebration on Saturday. Tegan Johnston/The Herald

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    Carter Himsel of Jasper, 5, watched as his father, Jace, prepared to shoot a spud cannon at the Ireland Volunteer Fire Station during Ireland's annual St. Patrick's celebration on Saturday. Tegan Johnston/The Herald

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    Lane Leinenbach of Ireland, 3, dropped pieces down a large Connect Four at the Ireland Volunteer Fire Station during Ireland's annual St. Patrick's celebration on Saturday. Tegan Johnston/The Herald

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    Charlotte Underwood of Fishers, 2, and her brothers, Alex, 9, center, and Brenner, 6, played outside the Ireland Volunteer Fire Station during Ireland's annual St. Patrick's celebration on Saturday. The Underwoods were enjoying the festivities while visiting with their grandparents, Dennis and Clare Weidenbenner of Ireland. Tegan Johnston/The Herald

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    Joselyn Miller of Jasper, 4, bowled for a prize as her twin, Reece, watched at the Ireland Volunteer Fire Station during Ireland's annual St. Patrick's celebration on Saturday. Tegan Johnston/The Herald

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    Gavin Kempf of Jasper, 9, ate a Pixy Stix candy at the Ireland Volunteer Fire Station during Ireland's annual St. Patrick's celebration on Saturday. Tegan Johnston/The Herald

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    Melinda Weidenbenner of Ireland held up a mirror after transforming Madelyn Bromm of Ireland, 7, into a leprechaun with face paint at the Ireland Volunteer Fire Station during Ireland's annual St. Patrick's celebration on Saturday. Tegan Johnston/The Herald

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    Jerry Himsel of Jasper, center, prepared his spud cannon during Ireland's annual St. Patrick's celebration on Saturday. Tegan Johnston/The Herald

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    Donald Schepers of Celestine raced in the Irish Trot 5K during Ireland's annual St. Patrick's celebration on Saturday morning. Tegan Johnston/The Herald

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    Lexi Elkins of Jasper, 6, licked her finger while icing a clover cookie at the Ireland Volunteer Fire Station during Ireland's annual St. Patrick's celebration on Saturday. Tegan Johnston/The Herald

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    Charlotte Underwood of Fishers, 2, center, and her twin sister Olivia talked to their grandmother, Clare Weidenbenner of Ireland, while waiting for their mother, Dawn, outside the Ireland Volunteer Fire Station during Ireland's annual St. Patrick's celebration on Saturday. Tegan Johnston/The Herald

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    Jace Himsel of Jasper shot a spud cannon at tire targets during Ireland's annual St. Patrick's celebration on Saturday. Tegan Johnston/The Herald

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    Drew Gegogeine of Ireland, 7, grabbed for tickets as they flew around him inside a booth at the Ireland Volunteer Fire Station during Ireland's annual St. Patrick's celebration on Saturday. Tegan Johnston/The Herald

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    Drew Schmitt of Jasper raced to the finish line with his daughter Taryn, 11, during the Irish Trot 5K at Ireland's annual St. Patrick's celebration on Saturday morning. Tegan Johnston/The Herald

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    Alex Underwood of Fishers, 9, wore a "lucky" hat while talking to his mother, Dawn, outside the Ireland Volunteer Fire Station during Ireland's annual St. Patrick's celebration on Saturday. The Underwoods were enjoying the festivities while visiting with their grandparents, Dennis and Clare Weidenbenner of Ireland. Tegan Johnston/The Herald

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    Parade floats made their way through Ireland during Sunday's St. Patrick's Celebration. Tegan Johnston/The Herald