Ryder Mason stands in the window with crafts created by him and his older brother Austin Mason (Submitted photo)

Ladysmith families celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Shamrock Hunt

The idea was to bring the community together in a way that protected everyone’s health

While the world grapples with the impacts of COVID-19, some Ladysmith residents chose to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in a way that kept people’s health safe – a community based Shamrock Hunt.

Ladysmith resident Brianne Carnegie saw the idea pop up on a parenting Facebook group that she’s a part of. The idea was that residents of the community could decorate shamrocks and put them in windows, on doors, or other parts of the house. Neighbourhood families could then go for a walk around the community and see how many shamrocks they could spot.

“I thought it was a wonderful idea to try in our small town, since everyone is isolated but we still feel the need for interaction,” Carnegie said. “This was the safest way to do something fun and community oriented but still stay a safe distance away from one another.”

Carnegie and her children only managed to count four shamrocks on their hunt, but she said she thinks they went out a bit too early to see all the shamrocks, although they’ve been enjoying all the interaction people are having with the idea on social media.

“I’ve been watching people post pictures of their finds and it has been very uplifting,” Carnegie said.

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Caleb and Lovelynn Bott found a load of shamrocks (Submitted photo)

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