It's Not Easy Being Queen

Brenda Brown

I have been a member of The Lawrence St. Patrick’s’ Day Parade Committee for several, okay a lot of years now. I got involved because I wanted to be the queen. And this is why…I read something, somewhere that I was too old to be Miss America. The rules say ...

Irish Family Traditions in Lawrence

Brenda Brown

This entry is all about family. My own family has a wee bit of history with this parade and events. My sister Jenna used to own a house along the parade route. My parents would drive three and a half hours here to watch the parade from the front porch. ...

Dropping Names and Raising Some Money!

Brenda Brown

Okay Lawrence, get your calendars out. The 2013 Lawrence St. Patrick’s Day Parade events are going to come at you fast and furious. Sunday the 17th of this month is the 11th annual Pub Quiz hosted by Scott McDaniel. We all call him Scottie Mac. By day Scottie is a ...

St. Pat’s Pool Tournament and Chili Cook-Off February 9

Brenda Brown

The Lawrence St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee is kicking off another season of fund raising and a wee bit of fun for all! In my last post I shared my burning desire to be The Lawrence St. Patrick’s Day Queen. That was the initial reason I volunteered for the committee ...

St. Pat’s Pool Tournament and Chili Cook-Off February 9

Brenda Brown

The Lawrence St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee is kicking off another season of fund raising and a wee bit of fun for all! In my last post I shared my burning desire to be The Lawrence St. Patrick’s Day Queen. That was the initial reason I volunteered for the committee ...

St. Pat’s Casino Night This Saturday

Brenda Brown

As with many changes in my life, this one started at The Red Lyon Tavern in downtown Lawrence. I was there with my friend Debi way back in 1998 as she was telling me about how she volunteered with The Lawrence St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee. Back then I was ...

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