Kiwanis Club’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner & Social To Be Held Sunday

The New Canaan Kiwanis Club’s popular St. Patrick’s Day Dinner & Social is around the corner, scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 11 in St. Aloysius School’s dining hall.

Kiwanis Club of New Canaan’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner and Social—March 15, 2015 at St. Aloysuis School Hall. Credit: Michael Dinan

A community staple for years, the event features Irish dancing and is sponsored by New Canaan’s Hoyt Funeral HomeFirst County Bank, Bankwell, Kiwanis Division 20, Karl Chevrolet, Sperry DeCewNurenu Brand MarketingBaskin-Robbins, Walter Stewart’s Market, Stewarts Spirits, NewCanaanite.com, Hawthorne Ackerly & Dorrance, Anam Cara School of Irish Dance and Harney Pender Keady School of Irish Dance.

Tickets are $10 for children, those under age two are free, $15 for adults ($20 at the door) and are available at the New Canaan Chamber of Commerce, 91 Elm St.; Walter Stewart’s Market, 229 Elm St.; Baskin- Robbins 103 Main St. or through any Kiwanis Club member.

Kiwanis Club of New Canaan’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner and Social—March 15, 2015 at St. Aloysuis School Hall. Credit: Michael Dinan

“It’s a great way to enjoy the holiday,” Kiwanis Club President Tucker Murphy said. “We have the dancers coming, the Irish music and it’s one of our Kiwanis key events. It’s unique, nobody else does anything like it. Great food and great value.”

Menu items include corned beef and cabbage with potatoes, a separate kids’ menu and ice cream.

Proceeds benefit the nonprofit organization’s scholarship committee, she said.

Here are three members of the Kiwanis Club of New Canaan during the organization’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner in 2014—to be held this year on March 11 at St. Aloysius School, L-R: Jenny Esposito, Doug Stewart and Stacey Hafen. Credit: Michael Dinan

Club member Jenny Esposito said the event has grown into one of New Canaan’s most inter-generational gatherings, as young families with small kids mix with seniors.

“The camaraderie among Kiwanis members is great, it’s a very fun event,” she said.

Doug Stewart of Walter Stewart’s Market, who also is a Kiwanis Club member, said the longstanding New Canan business is “very pleased to be a sponsor of this family-oriented annual event.”

“It’s a great way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and help the community at the same time,” Stewart said.

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