By Shane Goodman Publisher/Editor
Luck of the Irish
I never understood the luck of the Irish. I mean, really, what is so lucky about having light skin, red hair and a diet of potatoes?
As a man of Irish decent, I have learned to appreciate the traditions that center around St. Patrick’s Day. Born and raised in north central Iowa, we often ventured to the town of Emmetsburg for the annual festivities that included young women vying for Irish titles, Irish dancers, story telling and even a visit from a member of the Irish Parliament. I also recall road races, rugby tournaments, Irish coins, a phenomenal parade and a lot of green beer. It was good old Irish fun.
Some of those same traditions and events are held here in central Iowa each year, and you don’t have to go far to partake in them. In fact, you don’t even have to be Irish (but it helps).
A&E Editor Jared Curtis shares some of the scheduled activities at well-known establishments and interviews those who make them happen in this week’s cover story. So partake in the Irish fun and see what being lucky is truly all about.
Thanks for reading. CV