Irish Fest Raises Money for Lake Purdys

First two on very long line of hungry people are Brooke Cronin, 13, and Sidney Bensabeur, 11. Credits: Deena Bell
From front to back: Julia Markobvic, Niamh O’Connor, Mairead O’Connor, Makaila Eagleton, Anna Hayashi, Maddy Keeler-Kemple, Keira McDonald, Erin Kelly and Maggie Hannan Credits: Deena Bell
From left: Anna Hayashi, Maddy Keeler-Kemple, and Julia Markobvic Credits: Deena Bell
Keira McDonald Credits: Deena Bell
Niamh O’Connor Credits: Deena Bell
Siobhan O’Connor working the door. Credits: Deena Bell
Claire Cronin, 7, Paige Cronin, 10, and Alyssa Tucci, 9 Credits: Deena Bell
Jill Cronin, Michele Eames and Sandra Messina Credits: Deena Bell
Singing, dancing, running around. Everyone is enjoying the day. Credits: Deena Bell
Sofia Connor, 4, shows off her shamrock headband. Credits: Deena Bell
Peter Dawson passes around some sweets. Credits: Deena Bell
Very talented 15 year olds -Julia O’Kellly , Catriona Fee, Catherine O’Kelly and Angela Fee playing some great Irish tunes for the crowd. Credits: Deena Bell
Sporting his St. Patrick’s Day jacket is Scott Delfa. Credits: Deena Bell
Top of the Morning to you! Thai Conner holds 1-year-old Ryan Conner. Credits: Deena Bell
Hannah Maguire, 12, Audrey Gerard, Annie Maguire, 10, and Juliet Gerard, 8. The lovely flower arrangement was created by Hannah and Annie’s mom, Heather Maguire. Credits: Deena Bell
Organizer and wonderful Artist Aidrian O’Connor shows off some of the Celtic books and a calendar of Celtic art. The Celtic artwork on the poster is his original work. Credits: Deena Bell
Rosemary Forbes (Ireland Import Shop formerly of Somers), and Sheryl McLaughlin with just some of the wonderful merchandise available for purchase at the Irish fest. Credits: Deena Bell

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— It was the wearing of the green at the annual Lake Purdys Irish Fest at the meeting house at Lake Purdys. This year’s event was held on March 18 and featured live music by the Fee Sisters and Friends, a step dance exhibition by The Kelly Oster School of Irish Dance, a live Celtic knot work demonstration, traditional foods and gift items from Ireland by The Irish Import Shop.

Proceeds from the popular event go to the maintenance and support of Lake Purdys.

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