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PHOTOS: Mars gets a taste of Irish culture

Mackenzie Schnur performs an Irish dance Thursday, March 16 during an assembly at Mars Area Elementary School. Justin Guido/Butler Eagle

Mars Area Elementary School hosted an Irish dance assembly the afternoon of Thursday, March 16, where dancers from the Bell School of Irish Dance, which features several Mars Area School District students, showcased the history of the dance.

The assembly also helped students get an idea of what Irish culture is like. Jonathan Shegog played the bagpipes during the assembly.

Meredith Lindsay does an Irish dance at an assembly March 16 at Mars Area Elementary School. Justin Guido/Butler Eagle
Makenna Myler does a kick in an Irish dance performance Thursday, March 16 at a Mars Area Elementary School assembly. Justin Guido/Butler Eagle
Jonathan Shegog plays bagpipes Thursday, March 16 at an assembly focused on Irish culture at Mars Area Elementary School. Justin Guido/Butler Eagle
Irish Dancer Sophia Bowers leads the dance line Thursday, March 16 at Mars Area Elementary School. Justin Guido/Butler Eagle
Irish dancer AnnaMae Ferrell does a kick to entertain students Thursday, March 16 at Mars Area Elementary School. Justin Guido/Butler Eagle
Mars Elementary students cheer on Irish dancers performing at an assembly Thursday, March 16 at Mars Area Elementary School. Justin Guido/Butler Eagle
Irish dancer Rachel Blawas leads a group dance for a performance Thursday, March 16 at an assembly at Mars Area Elementary School. Justin Guido/Butler Eagle

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