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St. Patrick’s dinner to raise funds for museum

As March 17 approaches, a celebration of St. Patrick’s Day will begin in the Irish-American way all across our country. The wearing of the green with a shamrock attached, the toasting to friends with a mug of Guinness, a shot of Irish whiskey or a cup of Irish coffee, and dining on corned beef and cabbage will be in full swing whether you are Irish, or not.

Here in Mathews, the Mathews Historical Museum, in an effort to raise money, is holding a corned beef and cabbage dinner with all the trimmings the day before St. Patrick’s Day, Monday, March 16. Wearing of the green will brighten the interior of Kingston Parish House where the tables will be adorned with beef, cabbage, potatoes, carrots, soda bread, brownies, and Irish coffee as a special treat. Beer and wine will be available at a cash bar.

Josie Thorpe and Sandy Warhol will be the chief chefs. Tom Karow will show off his skill at carving as each brisket is cut into flawless slices. Paul Hyer will use his expertise in brewing, f...

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