Amy Cunningham
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After a 14 year run, Pickle’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade is on hiatus in 2011.
The parade’s founder, David Shreve, said his crew would be taking this St. Patrick’s season off,

Kennedi Dunkin, Abby Hash and Sophie Seiler wave during Pickle’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in 2009. After 14 years, the neighborhood parade takes a hiatus this year. File photo


but plans to hoof it again next year.
“We’ll take it off in honor of (late broadcaster) Mike Murphy, founder of the Kansas City St. Patrick’s Day parade.  We’ll salute him this year,” Shreve said.  Murphy passed away last week in Kansas City, Mo.  His funeral was Monday.
Shreve began the parade tradition in 1997 when he moved into the Sunset Ridge neighborhood.
The parade attracts many onlookers with about 30 of his friends and neighbors marching, riding bikes and making merry.  More recently the city lent a fire truck to lead the group.
Shreve knows the neighborhood will be ready in 2012 to welcome the St. Patrick’s tradition back to Sunset Ridge.
“We’ve had a few people ask, a few were all ready to go,” Shreve explained, “but we’ll start over next year and start from scratch.”