STAFFORD — The Irish had a grand time celebrating Sunday afternoon at the Manahawkin Elks St. Patrick's Day Party.  The party featured a large crowd, great food and music. 

The menu consisted of a corned beef dinner, beer, wine, soda and dessert.

Entertainment was provided by the Andrew Sharp Band and the Ocean County Bagpipers. 

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The proceeds benefited scholarships in memory of Patrick Reilly.

The gathering could be considered controversial by some but the people in attendance were focused on having a great time.  Check out the pictures and video.