Killanrney party, auction set for Friday

Published 12:01 am Thursday, March 13, 2008

It’s that time again for everyone to be Irish. You don’t have to be Irish to enjoy St. Patrick’s Day, you just have to want to have fun. Anyone who likes to have fun needs to come to the Elks Club on Lower Woodville Road this Friday, March 14, at 6:30 p.m. for the annual Krewe of Killarney party and auction.

This is the time when St. Patrick 17, Kirk Bartley, passes the honor on to St. Patrick, Father David O’Conner. All members are urged to be there and to bring a friend. Anybody who would like to become a member is also welcome. This is the party where we raise money for our Krewe scholarships. The Krewe of Killarney awards five $500 scholarships, one to each of our area high schools, Natchez High, Cathedral, ACCS, Trinity, and Vidalia. We also make donations to Pleasant Acre Day School and Holy Family School. Hopefully, we can help save Holy Family from closing. We have a good time while raising money for worthy causes.

St. Patrick Day fun begins on Monday, March 17 with a mass at 12:05 p.m. at St. Mary Basilica, followed by lunch at the Eola Hotel. There will be corned beef and cabbage among other goodies on the buffet. The parade, which, by the way, is a walking parade, will line up at 5 p.m. on Main Street in front of the Market Place Café and will start marching at 5:30 p.m. O’Conner, will lead the parade down Main Street to the gazebo on the bluff. At that time he will run all the snakes into the river. Anyone and everyone is invited to join in on any and all parts of our fun. If you would like to walk in the parade, wear something green and come on or you can line up on Main Street to watch. If you need any information, please call me at 601-870-8419. Membership in the Krewe is $25 for a couple/family or $15 for individuals.

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Joe Garrity is the Kaptain of the Krewe of Killarney.