Lima Irish Parade postponed for 2021


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Students from St. Gerard Catholic School march in the 2018 Lima Irish Parade. The 2021 version of the tradition has been called off amid pandemic safety concerns.

Students from St. Gerard Catholic School march in the 2018 Lima Irish Parade. The 2021 version of the tradition has been called off amid pandemic safety concerns.


File photo | The Lima News

LIMA — The COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of the Lima Irish Parade in 2020. Now it looks as though this year’s Irish Parade is meeting the same fate.

“We have talked with a lot of people in regards of having the 2021 Lima Irish Parade safely. It is with a heavy heart that we have made the decision to postpone the parade until next year,” organizer Kim Finn announced via email Sunday.

The group generally starts working on parade planning in January and realized it couldn’t be safely done in 2021 either.

Finn said organizers will work to have the parade in 2022.

“I believe there is a rainbow at the end of this pandemic tunnel, but until then we must all do our part to keep not only ourselves safe but keep the ones we love safe as well,” Finn wrote. “We will be back 2022 better than ever; don’t lose hope.”

Students from St. Gerard Catholic School march in the 2018 Lima Irish Parade. The 2021 version of the tradition has been called off amid pandemic safety concerns.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2021/01/web1_IRISH-PARADE-4-TONED.jpgStudents from St. Gerard Catholic School march in the 2018 Lima Irish Parade. The 2021 version of the tradition has been called off amid pandemic safety concerns. File photo | The Lima News

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