St. Patrick's Day is fast approaching. I am sure those with Irish roots will be blogging about the day. This Friday (the 14th), our church has its annual Leprechaun Luncheon. Delicious beef stew, cole slaw, beverage and home made pies are on the menu. For many years, my dad was the chief cook. Our downtown location makes it an ideal location for an event the business people can attend on their lunch hour. It goes from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to cover every one's lunch hour. One local accounting firm comes on mass and has the overflow room to themselves. The banquet hall will be suitably decorated for the occasion. Usually, people don a little green even if they don't have a drop of Irish blood in them.
Some may wonder why we are not having it on the 17th. This year, the 17th is a Monday. To make tasty stew, it takes more than a morning's work. We do not want to have to work on the Sabbath to begin the preparations; thus, this year it is on the 14th.
I always remark. Isn't it interesting that a congregation with Scottish roots hosts a successful fund-raiser with an Irish theme?