The Kiwanis Club of New Canaan’s popular St. Patrick’s Day dinner is around the corner, scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 17 in the St. Aloysius School’s dining hall.
A community staple for years, the event features Irish dancing and traditional fare. Its sponsors include Hoyt Funeral Home, First County Bank, New Canaan Pediatric Dentistry, Hawthorne, Ackerly & Dorrance, Karl Chevrolet, Sperry DeCew, Karp Associates, New Canaan Eye Associates, New Canaan Dance Academy, Walter Stewart’s Market, Stewart’s Spirits, Baskin-Robbins, Nurenu Brand Marketing and NewCanaanite.com.
All proceeds from the event go toward the Kiwanis Club’s scholarship program for local high school graduates.
The club’s president, Jenny Esposito, said the food and Irish dancing are major draws, as well as attendees’ desire to support the Kiwanis Club’s scholarship fund.
“It’s the whole atmosphere,” Esposito said. “It’s a quaint kind of hometown event.”
The St. Patrick’s Day dinner itself features traditional corned beef and cabbage as well as kids-friendly items. Dancers are from the Pender Keady School of Irish Dance and Anam Cara Irish Dance School.
Tickets may be purchased at Baskin-Robbins, the New Canaan Chamber of Commerce or Walter Stewart’s as well as from any Kiwanis Club member. Tickets for adults are $15 ($20 at the door) and $10 for kids two to 12 years old.