Shillelagh Night Event Coming Soon to Bay City
Tickets Now on Sale
December 17, 2006
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By: Julie McCallum, Entertainment Editor
Shillelagh Night is Saturday, January 20, 2007 at St. Patrick's Hall, lower level of St. Mary's Church.
The 3rd annual Shillelagh Night is
being held Saturday, January 20, 2007 at St. Patrick's Hall, lower level of St. Mary's Church located at 607 E. South Union, on Bay City's West side.
Tickets are Limited
and on sale now to the public! Ticket price is $50.00 per person and includes: dinner, drinks, music and the prizes listed below:
1 chance to win $4000.00
2 chances to win $500.00
2 chances to win $250.00
5 chances to win $100.00
5 chances to win $50.00
Doors open at 5:30 and dinner is at 6:30.
Jackie DeLorge, committee member, said "The theme is January Thaw - Beach Party
so even though it will be cold outside, it will be like being at the beach inside."
Other activities during the night include: dancing - cards - 50/50 drawings - raffle on a grill - silent & live auctions including:
Gold Cross Necklace
Diamond Engagement Ring
Field Stone with Address
2 Cemetery Plots
Notre Dame Afgan
And Much More!!
Cindy Shaheen, committee chair person, said, "Tickets are limited, so be sure to get your tickets early, before they sell out!" Shaheen also added, "These tickets make a Great Christmas Gift
and you need not be present to win, first place prize is $4000.00"
For tickets call St. Mary's Parish Center at (989) 892-6031 or Call Cindy at 686-0387.
History of the Shillelagh night started when the grounds committee, which consisted of a small group of dedicated parishioners who would have to carry buckets of water to care for the flowers and the bushes that they had planted.
There were no outside water spikets to make their volunteer time very easy for such a small group.
Permission was then asked to have "Shillelagh Casino night" to help pay for the much needed sprinkler system.
St. Mary's has since been awarded with a certificate and a picture in the Bay City Times from the city for their beautiful grounds.
After the event was so successful the committee thought of the many things that the parish needed, but with such a tight budget could not afford and began to make a list.
It was decided that the floor in St. Patricks Hall was most needed as constant re-cementing of the tiles that were coming up and the danger of someone getting injured was a real possibility. With charity events in the hall, the floor needed to be addressed.
The proceeds from this "Shillelagh January Thaw Beach Party" is to pay for the remaining renovations of St. Patrick's Hall. These renovations will be a beautiful compliment to the new renovations and additions that have already taken place to the remainder of the church.
The hall is used for many parish functions as well as for benefits for the needy. "We are proud of the work that the Shillelagh committee with the help of parishioners has contributed to St. Mary's" said, DeLorge.
None of the funds used for the St. Patrick's Hall renovations have come from the general fund. Donations have come from parishioners, former parishioners, families in memory of a loved one as well as others in the community who enjoy the events the committee has sponsored.
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