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Irish Feast Draws Huge Crowd

Dana Kephart
Image Contributing Writer

Jay and Lisa Arnold


The 17th Annual Irish Feast at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church was a rousing success!

Organizers report there were approximately 250 people who attended to enjoy the traditional Irish fare, the popular silent and live auctions, and everyone’s favorite, the St. Patrick’s raffles.

For a couple of hours, it was a full house, with standing room only and Irish revelers had to wait for tables to open up so they had room to sit and eat the delicious corned beef and cabbage dinner.

The live and silent auctions boasted unique and fun items donated by more than 75 businesses, as well as nearly 20 individuals.

The Holden Fire and Police Departments graciously agreed to attend and they gave some tours of their equipment and answered questions from the public.

Although it was mid-March, Mother Nature did not cooperate as the weather was freezing cold, with winds whipping around. But the blustery temps did little to dampen the spirits of the Irish revelers!

Father Curt Vogel, priest at St. Patrick’s, had this to say about the popular event, “In light of the cold weather, we were pleasantly surprised at St. Patrick’s parish at the great turn-out we had for our annual St. Patrick’s Feast.

“It was a great time with good food, fun auctions, smashing an old piano, t-shirts being made at the feast, fun…


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