One of the most heartwarming aspects of Irish Fest I thru IV (2013-2016), was the outpouring of financial generosity from businesses and individuals. It was incredible to receive donations not only from Lawler, Chickasaw County, and the state of Iowa…but literally from expatriates living all over this vast country. Frankly, we hope to do even better in 2017 and covet your support. It is no small task to undertake this Lawler project, and we can’t do it without your assistance. No donation is too small or too large. Thanks in advance for helping us out.
Click on the following link to make that “tax deductible” donation; thank you from the Irish Fest Committee.
There are many ways in which you can participate in Irish Fest 2017.
Click on any of the ICONS before each paragraph for more details and/or applications. You will then have the option of printing off the form to fill out and send through the US mail.
Volunteer. There is only one way we know of to make Irish Fest V even more fun than showing up on Friday night, Saturday and Sunday to enjoy the festivities. What, you ask, is it that could me more fun? Thanks for asking. The answer: be an active part of working Fest V before, during or afterwards! Truth be told, we could never pull this off without participation from the best workers on the planet. We need your skills, your work ethic and your can-do attitude to make it happen. Be a real participant. Volunteer.
Parade. What’s a party without a parade? Not much…that’s what we think! So Irish Fest Saturday will feature one of the best line-ups possible. The entire family will enjoy a parade of festive Irish music, antique tractors, clowns, and fire trucks from yesterday and today. This year’s theme is “Get Lucky in Lawler” Find your Pot O’Gold or be a champion of one of the many activities during the Fest. You’ll need to print off the file to complete; it cannot be completed online.
Golf. Call up your inner-Michelle Wie or Tiger Woods! Join in this fun and competitive mixed-gender best ball foursome on Irish Fest Friday. So your putting is lousy? Big deal. You take care of the chipping. The other three will bail you out with their laughter, flat stick expertise, and encouragement. You’ll need to print off the file to complete; it cannot be completed online.
5K Run/Walk. There is no better sense of accomplishment for an active person between the ages of 5 and 85 than running, jogging or walking with several hundred of your best friends from start to finish in the 5K Run on Friday night. The best part? You’ve made room for the extra cold one from the beer tent or that funnel cake that has your name on it. You can sign up online or print off and complete the registration form and mail in your payment.
Volleyball. It’s fun to play, fun to watch. Get your team together and work up a sweat in The Park! Sat., June 17. Maybe you’ll walk away with a trophy. Volleyball will be held at Junko Park. You’ll need to print off the file to complete; it cannot be completed online.
Vendors. Don’t plan on doing any cooking during Irish Fest V weekend. We’ve got that task covered for you! You’ll love the tasty chow, ranging from grilled brats and the Lion’s best barbequed chicken to the tastiest funnel cakes and cotton candy on the planet. Oh yeah, and plenty of souvenir items with an Irish flavor, at the right price, to remember the great festivities. Our vendors visitor-friendly, carefully chosen, and will appreciate your patronage.
Lil’ Lad & Lassie. Irish Fest V would not be complete without something special for the youngsters. This event has been a highlight the past four years. What a great way to honor Lawler-Future in the midst of celebrating Lawler-Past. Let the fun begin for the wee lads and lassies of the area. Contest will be in the Limerick Tent on Sat., June 17. (Corner of Grove & Benz Sts.), immediately following parade. ALL participants will be featured in Saturday’s Parade. You’ll need to print off the file to complete; it cannot be completed online.
Adult Kickball Tournament. Remember that favorite game from elementary school? Get your team together for this blast from the past tournament! For those not in the know, kickball is like baseball, except the pitcher rolls a red bouncy ball towards the kicker instead of hurling a baseball at a batter. Bring your inner child out with this new event for the Fest! Located at Junko Park, it’s sure to be lots o’fun!
Car & Tractor Show. Nostalgic for those great cars and tractors of the past? Participate or just enjoy those cherished classics at this event, Saturday, June 17 following the parade. Located at intersection of East Spring St. & South Benz St. (lot behind Old Hardware Store) All show cars & tractors welcome. Door prizes for first 10 vehicles, Trophies for 1st thru 10th Place. Judging at 3:00pm. Registration Fee: $10.00 or $5.00 with parade entry. No pre-registration required!
35 Yrs. & Up Co-ed Softball. Calling all old timer guys and girls to come out and show your skills on the diamond field at Junko Park. A FUN-FILLED evening of comradery, thrills and plenty of laughs. You don’t need a team, just join your friends and play a little ball! You’ll need to print off the file to complete; it cannot be completed online.