Shamrock attemps to break world record
SHAMROCK, Texas (KVII) —
For Shamrock residents, it is not hard to find something green to wear.
Jim Buck, a member of the Shamrock City Council, said it is not as simple for the folks in Wheeler.
"I was thrilled to see the Wheeler people coming in with their green shirt on because that's something you don't see every day," said Buck. "I'm sure they have to swallow a lot of pride [to] put on the green shirt, that we're proud of them."
Even though the two cities have a rivalry, they came together for a good cause.
On Sunday, people gathered after the Route 66 festival to attempt to break the record for the largest human shamrock.
"It tends to join our community, working together for a common goal. And anytime you can do that, that's a great thing and in a small town they need all the unity they can get right now," said Buck.
While there were no records broken, there was plenty of support for another cause.
The Shamrock Rotary Club also took monetary donations which went directly back to the local Meals on Wheels.
Rhandyl Vineyard, who grew up in Shamrock, said she came to this event because it was for such a good cause.
"I delivered Meals on Wheels in high school up to a lot of elderly around here and they were always so blessed and happy for their meal," said Vineyard.
Cole Vineyard, Rhandyl's husband, said his family understands why support from the community is so important.
"In the situation that we've had with our daughter, it really opens up your eyes to what the small communities bring to the table, coming together and supporting others," said Cole Vineyard. "You can't do it on your own."
The Shamrock Rotary Club raised about $575 at Sunday's event. Buck said if this event happens next year, he hopes they can raise even more money.
The record that the Shamrock residents tried to break was set back in 2013 when folks in Ireland gathered nearly 815 participants.