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A Great Day for the Irish and for Fanwood

Credits: John Mooney
You can Be Craftful at the Fanwood St. Patrick's Day Festival Credits: John Mooney
Proceeds of the Fanwood Fundraiser will benefit the SPF HS Music Boosters. Credits: John Mooney
Credits: John Mooney
Irish Soda Bread made by Mara's Cafe Credits: John Mooney
Brian Costello and Brian Walter of Oh' Brian's Pourhouse, organizers of the Fanwood St. Patrick's Day Festival Credits: John Mooney

FANWOOD, NJ - You don’t have to be Irish to enjoy Fanwood's fourth annual St. Patrick's Day Fundraiser today at the Fanwood train station.   

Underway since 12:30 p.m., the party with a purpose runs until 9:30 p.m. and features local musicians, step dancers, plenty of food and activities. Proceeds from the event will benefit Children's Specialized Hospital and the Scotch-Plains Fanwood Music Boosters Association.

Performers include Irish musicians, step dancers, bagpipers, and the Park Middle School Jazz Band.

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The price is $10 at the door.  Children under age five are free.  Organized by Brian Walter of Oh' Brian's Pourhouse, sponsors include Oh' Brian's on the Green, Seafare Chippery.  Be Craftful is engaging children with face painting, glitter tattoos, and other crafts.  Nick’s Pizza has prepared corned beef and cabbage and, of course, pizza.

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