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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day again with the Mower County Senior Center

Published 5:02pm Saturday, March 22, 2014

Originally a religious holiday to honor St. Patrick, who introduced Christianity to Ireland in the fifth century, St. Patrick’s Day, which was celebrated on March 17, has evolved into a celebration for all things Irish.

The world’s first St. Patrick’s Day parade occurred on March 17, 1762, in New York City, featuring Irish soldiers serving in the English military. This parade became an annual event, with President Truman attending in 1948. Congress proclaimed March as Irish-American Heritage Month in 1995, and the president issues a proclamation commemorating the occasion each year.

There are 34.1 million U.S. residents who claimed Irish ancestry in 2012. This number was more than seven times the population of Ireland itself (4.6 million).

To celebrate St. Patty’s day, we will be making a traditional lunch, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday with corn beef and cabbage, red potatoes, and carrots for $8.50.

If you aren’t a fan but would like to come with your friends, we also have a chicken option with potatoes and carrots for $7.50. We will finish your meal out with a traditional Irish dessert: Irish creme chocolate trifle.

Don’t forget our coffee shop where every day you can have homemade soup for $1 and a sandwich for 50 cents. Tuesday we will be having enchilada casserole in the coffee shop starting at 11:30 a.m. for $2.


Upcoming events

Monday: Blood pressure checks, 9 a.m.; Cards (Pinochle, Duplicate Bridge), 12:30 p.m.; Exercise with Evie, 1 p.m.; Facebook Lesson, 6 p.m.; Movie, 6 p.m.

Tuesday: Silver Sneakers 8:30 a.m.; Exercise with Evie, 9 a.m.; Enchilada casserole, 11:30 a.m.; St. Patrick’s Day dnner, 11:30 to 12:3 p.m.; cards (Pinochle, Duplicate Bridge, 500), 12:30 p.m.; Zumba Gold, 4 p.m.; Silver Sneakers, 4:30 p.m.; Boot Camp, 5:10 p.m.;

Zumba/Zumba Toning, 6:10 p.m.; Yoga 7:20 p.m.

Wednesday: Wood Carvers 8:30 a.m.; Tai Chi, 9:30 a.m.; cards (Pinochle, Cribbage), 12:30 p.m.; Stitching Bees, 1 p.m.; open chess, 1 p.m

Thursday: Silver Sneakers, 8:30 a.m.; Exercise with Evie, 9 a.m.; cards (Pinochle, Duplicate Bridge), 12:30 p.m.; open chess, 1 p.m.;

Zumba Gold, 4 p.m.; Silver Sneakers, 4:30 p.m.; Boot Camp, 5:10 p.m.; Zumba/Zumba Toning, 6:10 p.m.; Yoga, 7:20 p.m.

Friday: Cards (Pinochle, Duplicate Bridge, 500), 12:30 p.m.; ping-pong, 3 p.m.


Weekly Card Results

Monday Bridge

March 10, three tables

1st Betty Jorgenson, 2nd Mary Johnsen, 3rd Arnie Lang, 4th David Solomonson, 5th Carolyn Higgins

Tuesday Duplicate Bridge

March 11, 4.5 tables

1st Jim Fisher, 1st Joyce Crowe; 2nd Rick Stroup, 2nd Gene Domino; 3rd Bud Higgins, 3rd Arnie Lang; 4th Connie Johnson, 4th Lorraine Lippert; 5th Ray Schmidt, 5th Gail Schmidt

Tuesday “500”

March 11, three tables

1st David Solomonson, 2nd Elvina Solomonson, 3rd Jerry Downing


Hilton Henschen, Wayne Chilson

Friday Bridge

March 14, two tables

1st Arnie Lang, 2nd Dave Solomonson, 3rd Loretta Nelson, 4th Carolyne Higgins, 5th Mary Johnson

Wednesday Cribbage

March 12, two tables

1st Jessie Swain, 2nd Jaynard Johnson, 3rd Russ Vaale

Friday “500”

March 14, five tables

1st Wayne Chilson, 2nd Jerry Downing, 3rd Eddie Hall, 4th Hilton Henschen

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