For only the second year in its history, the Greenville Avenue’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade will not be filling Upper and Lower Greenville with celebrants.
It was last year’s cancellation that was a turning point for many North Texans when organizers called off the annual parade due to something called COVID-19.
This decision was a hard hit for the Greenville Avenue Area Business Association that had provided more than $150,000 in scholarship money to Dallas ISD students.
Just think. Since that time such words/expressions as “pandemic,” “virtual,” “zoom,” “essential,” “social distancing,” “contactless thermometers,” “working remotely,” “pandemic,” “food lines,” “mask up,” “online classes” and way too many more have become commonplace.
Thanks to the support and relationships of individuals and corporations, the siege of the COVID-19 war has rallied the generosity of North Texans to support the nonprofits as their services surge.
But don’t let the virus squelch the Irish in you. If you have a blarney stone to kiss or have a shamrock to wear, pull ’em out. We can all use a bit of leprechaun luck to see us through an historic period of chaos, grief and loss.