Bringing out the Irish

The 35th Annual Brookside St. Patrick’s Day Warm-Up Parade takes place at 2pm on Saturday, March 14. Leading off the parade will be 4th District City Councilwoman Jan Marcason followed by Mr. and Mrs. Irish represented by Brookside Toy and Science owners, Jim and Mary Jo Ward. The Wards are celebrating their 50th year in business in Brookside.

The parade begins on Wornall Rd. at 65th St., travels north to 63rd St., east to Main St., south to Meyer Blvd. and concludes at 65th and Brookside Rd. This one and a half hour parade features many neighborhood organizations, businesses, floats, animals, and horses. Parade entry forms are available on-line at