Lodge, country club to host St. Patrick’s Day parties

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The POA invites residents to celebrate the luck of the Irish at the county club and lodge on Sunday, Mar. 17. The St. Patrick’s Day festivities begin at 11 a.m. at the country club with a special Irish menu that features Irish favorites like corn beef and cabbage, shamrock pie and fish and chips. Green draft beer, Irish car bombs and shamrock martinis will be among the themed drink specials. Local entertainer and DJ Aprile DeAnne will be providing the music and hosting games and trivia from 4 to 8 p.m.

The lodge is offering Irish lunch and dinner specials from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saxophonist Ken Rice will be playing favorite Irish tunes with a jazzy twist from 4 to 7 p.m.

St. Patrick’s Day observes of the death of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. The holiday has evolved into a celebration of Irish culture with parades, special foods, music, dancing, drinking and a whole lot of green.

According to Encyclopedia Britannica, St. Patrick was born in Roman Britain in the late 4th century and was kidnapped at the age of 16 and taken to Ireland as a slave. He escaped but returned about 432 to convert the Irish to Christianity. By the time of his death on March 17, 461, he had established monasteries, churches and schools.

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