LIMA — Usually when you think about St. Patrick’s Day, the pot of gold signifies your goal at the end of the rainbow.
If you’re walking around downtown Lima this weekend, though, you’ll want to look for the next-best thing to a leprechaun, a shamrock.
With the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade canceled again this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, Downtown Lima Inc. began placing shimmering shamrocks around downtown Lima this week.
“If you see a shamrock… this is going to signify to anybody walking down the street that there is something of interest at that location,” said Shaunna Basinger, executive director of Downtown Lima Inc.
The shamrocks will go up at local businesses with specials. It will also go up at new buildings and new businesses.
“We are really so lucky to live in Lima right now,” Basinger said. “We’re at such a great time. There’s so much momentum, so much investment in downtown Lima.”
When people see a shamrock, they’re asked to take a picture of it and post it on social media, tagging downtown Lima in your post.