Heartland community celebrates St. Patrick's Day
KIRKSVILLE, Mo. —
Heartland residents didn't hold back from showing their holiday spirit on Saturday for St. Patrick's Day.
"Just wanted to hang with friends and family," said Jana Munn."
"Yep, we just wanted to come out and have a good time," said Jaidan Pattermann.
St. Patrick's Day activities in Kirksville started with the 34th annual St. Patrick's Day run at the Dukum Inn.
Proceeds from the event benefited the North Missouri Association for citizens with disabilities.
"It's good to get everybody active. You can walk it, you can run it. It's not about time. It's just about being active and being with your friends and family," said Michael Burbee.
While the weather was a disappointment for some, participants say rain or shine, the run was still a great community event.
The Kirksville St. Patrick's Day Parade took place right after the run along Elson Street.
Many people wore green and gold in honor of St. Patrick's Day from kids, to adults and even people's pets.
"We raided Dollar Tree and just wanted to have a good time and be festive," Munn said.