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Floats line up for the annual St. Patrick's Day parade on March 19, 2011, in Benson. Three area communities are among the celebrations set for today in observation of St. Patrick's Day 2012.(Tribune file photo by Ron Adams)

St. Patrick's Day events around west central Minnesota today offer fun for everyone, not just Irish


Virginia McGeary has been to every St. Patrick's Day parade in Benson since Duffy's Bar started organizing the event 18 years ago. While she has ridden in the parade a few times, this year, she'll be the grand marshal -- and for a very special reason.

McGeary, who is half Irish and half French, will turn 100 years old this June.

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Ashley White

Ashley White is the community content coordinator for the West Central Tribune. Follow her on Twitter @Ashley_WCT.

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