The 56th St. Patrick's Day Celebration is in the books. The threat of weather and then bitter cold kept the planners of the celebration on their toes. The painting of the Shamrock and the Walk of Fame winners enjoyed a beautiful 64 degree day for the event with all ages taking part in the painting of the world's largest shamrock.
The threat of 2-4 inches of snow didn't really materialize with the city only getting less than an inch. Bitter cold temperatures did make a difference on Friday and Saturday with wind chills reaching a frosty -11 below for the Fun Run.
At parade time the temperatures were still arctic cold, but the Irish roughed it out, taking shelter on the north side of the street with numbers being more than expected for the parade.
Winners of this year's parade were:
1st - North Central Agronomy
2nd - Top O' the Rock Designs
3rd - Tie between Tri-County Bank and First Interstate Bank
1st - Assembly of God Church
2nd - St. Mary's School/St. Pat's Church
3rd - Megan Dempsey
1st - Word of Life School
2nd - Girl Scouts
3rd - C.L.A.S.S. Home-school Group
1st - O'Neill High School Band
2nd - O'Neill Jr. High Band
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