Kirksville residents came out to downtown in green on this chilly Sunday to celebrate at the 29th Annual St. Patrick's Day Celebration.
It all started with the Baby Show from 0-24 months and the Little Miss and Mister Leprechaun Contest for boys and girls ages 2-7 at 9 inside the Dukum Inn as parents dressed up their kids in cute costumes to be judged for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Places in each age category.
People also came out with their pets for the pet costume contest. It was the first year for the event to benefit The Field of Dreams.
"They are all dressed up and walking in the parade. It's a community effort to support NACD and St. Patrick's Day," said Katy Fine-Newman, President of Field of Dreams.
Then in front of the Dukum Inn, the cannon exploded as it was time the 5K Fun Race and the 1.5 Mile Fun Walk. About 200 participants took part in the event.
"It's kind of a tradition. There's a lot of fun and food. You get to be with other people. It's fun," said The Barteau Family who walked in the 1.5 Mile Fun Walk.
Afterwards, the streets of Downtown Kirksville were lined up with families as they gather to watch the parade. The parade had many floats and people walking it in, including some of the KTVO News team as they passed out candy to the kids.
"Everyone is Irish for a day. It's a lot of fun. Everyone gets to come out to this family event out here," said Chip The Clown.
In the end, it was a ton of family fun and entertainment.
Here is the list of winners from the Downtown Window Decorating Contest:1st Place - Gardener-Collier Jewelry
2nd Place - Blink Of An Eye
3rd Place - The Crossing Thirft Store
Here is the list of winners from the Baby Show and the Little Miss and Mister Leprechaun Contest:0-6 Months - Girl Paisley Lohman1st Boy Christopher Kimmel 1st
7-12 Months - Girl Makenzie Gunnels 1st Addison Simler 2nd Boy Karson Lancaster 1st
13-18 Months - Girl Brooklynn Heller 1st Carlee Combs 2nd
2-3 Years - Girl Jaylee Banner 1st Adalynn Brawner 2nd Faithlynne Brookhart 3rd Kenna Lancaster 3rd
Boy Cale Kimmel 1st
4-5 Years - Boy Braden Combs 1st
6-7 Years - Girl Madison Bridgeman 1st Boy Randall Ayers 1st