When the dancers started coming forth to perform solo, the dinner guests started clapping in unison to the beat of the music—that spontaneous exuberance filled the air during Kiwanis' St. Patrick's Day fundraiser dinner Sunday.
Held 5 to 8 p.m. in St. Aloysius School's dining hall, a variety of foods were served, principally the Irish must-have of corned beef and cabbage, with a number of side dishes, desserts and kid's options. The Pender-Keady Irish dance troupe offered a captivating performance featuring a collection of classic Irish step dancing routines set to upbeat ethnic music.
Kiwanis said in an announcmenet on Patch that proceeds from this year’s event will benefit the Mission Trip Scholarship Fund of YG (Youth Group).
"This New Canaan-based program, held at the Congregational Church of New Canaan invites all 9th through 12th graders to join regardless of their church or school affiliation," Susan Serven said in the announcement. "This year’s mission trip is to Toa Alta, Puerto Rico with 148 students giving up their February school break to participate."