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Shamrock Club Columbus Shenanigans
By Molly Truex

Classic Car Show at the Shamrock Club
The 4th Classic Car & Bike Show at the Shamrock Club of Columbus was a great day.  Huge turnout and over 140 vehicles registered to be judged, was an all-time record.  When they saw how many people showed to participate, many members who attended the event jumped in to help the scheduled volunteers  Everything aligned with weather, turnout and fun, to make it a perfect day, and a big fundraiser for the club to support the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. 

Car Show Volunteers:
Back L-R  Lisa O’Connell-Paccioretti, Secretary Nancy Murphy, Board Member Nora Feeney, LAOH President Katie Somers, Board Member Jim McDonald, Debbi McDonald, Jim Feeney, Rolla McCandless, Jeff Hockingberry, Stacie Stearns, Christina Motika, Christina McConahay
Front L-R Josef Fallon, Molly Truex

BarktoberFest Haunts the Night
The first ever BarktoberFest on October 10th at the Shamrock Club of Columbus, invited all owners and pets to join in the a costume parade and to be blessed by the Club Chaplain, Monsignor John Kelly Cody.  The turnout was grande and the costumes spooky and silly. 
Thank you to Co-Chairs Stacie Stearns and Karen Finn for putting on this wonderful and fun event. 

LAOH Member of the Year Megan Malloy and Daughters of Erin Irish Woman of the Year Peggy McCathran

Half Way to St. Patrick’s Day
When the St. Patrick’s Day parade and Family Reunion were canceled earlier this year, it was stated that if possible, the Shamrock Club of Columbus’ Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day Party would have to make up for it and more; we certainly did that on September 19. 
The event was held outside, and distancing procedures were followed by everyone.  Festivities kicked off with the Irwin Academy of Irish Dance and the Shamrock Club Pipes and Drums.  Once the piping, drumming and dancing were done, The Drowsy Lads took the stage to really turn up the craic.  There was not the usual St. Patrick’s Day merriment and ceremony of the procession to Mass, the parade and the reunion, but it was a grand event filled with our Irish family and well worth the wait. 

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