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Little Sisters planning St. Patrick’s Day dinner

February 21. 2014 5:40PM

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The Little Sisters of the Poor are kicking off St. Patrick’s Day in the city of Scranton at its inaugural St. Patrick’s Day celebration and dinner on March 9 at Holy Family Residence, 2500 Adams Ave., Scranton, adjacent to Marywood University. The event will begin with a Mass at 11 a.m. with a bagpipe processional and recessional in the chapel followed by the dinner and entertainment from noon-4 p.m. in the auditorium. The menu includes ham and cabbage with potatoes and carrots, fruit salad, rolls and butter, vanilla ice cream with mint syrup and beverages. The entertainment for the afternoon includes table-side magic by Damian the Magician, courtesy of Arcaro & Genell Restaurant and Catering, from noon-1 p.m.; Frankie Gervasi of The Poets from 1-2 p.m.; and Irish step dancing by the Crossmolina School of Dance from 2-3 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for children 10 and younger. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling 570-343-4065 or online at They can also be purchased at the door. In addition to the dinner, there will be a bake sale which will include the Sisters’ famous homemade scones and an assortment of other baked goods. There will also be raffles for gift baskets and gift certificates for area restaurants and businesses and 50-50 raffles. There is free and convenient parking in the residence’s parking lot or via a handicap-accessible bus providing transportation from the Marywood University parking lot on the corner of Adams and University avenues to the Sisters’ front door. There are also numerous dinner sponsorship packages available. For advance ticket purchases and sponsorship information, contact Jackie Galvin, director of development and communications, at 570-343-4065 ext. 3144 or All proceeds will be used to assist the Little Sisters in updating the safety and security system of the home’s 25 exterior doors. Committee members, from left, first row, are Mary Densevich, Nancy Wilson, Mary Jane Sheridan and Carole Paswinski. Second row: Lisa Sutter, Karen Wyandt, Sister Marie Therese, Pete and MaryCarol Kanton, Janet Skibinski and Galvin. Also serving on the committee are Charlie Butler; Ann Kwak; Theresa Durkin; Faith Foley; SisterGilmary Speirs; Howie Wyandt; Mother Maureen; and Lisa Blaker, director of activities.

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