March 15, 2012
The Rim Country Celts will present the event for the Elks Lodge. The group organized in July 2011 following the Tartan Day event in April at East West Exchange. There are now about 45 members and the group has become affiliated with the Irish Culture and Learning Center of Phoenix and is a 501 c3.
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Celebrating the Irish in us all
With my last name, plus the fact that my mother’s maiden name is Odell (no apostrophe) and my grandmother was a Malone before she became a McQuerrey, chances are I can find some roots deep in the Irish sod. So, celebrating St. Patrick’s Day is something I do with delight every year (at least in my heart). Whether you can claim real Irish roots or not, you are invited to a big blowout for St. Patrick at the Payson Elks Lodge with a dinner and show Saturday, March 17. This is a benefit and is open to Elks members and their guests. The meal, a seated affair being planned for about 200, will feature corned beef, cabbage, potatoes and carrots, plus sweet scones. Cocktails will be served at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6 p.m. and the show at 6:30 p.m.