An Irish party for the ages

By Nikolas Samuels

Last update: Sunday, March 12th, 2017

Over 100 people clapped along to Irish beats and dances Saturday night during the 41st Annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Dance at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Newhall.

There was Irish music, camaraderie and plenty of drink to go around—all in honor of Saint Patrick’s Day which is on March 17.

For 41 years, The Knights of Columbus have organized this party, as Jay Fithian, the Grand Knight of Knights of Columbus Santa Clarita Council 6016, pointed out.

“I’m proud that these guys can keep it going that long,” he said.

Irish Dancer Shannon Botkin of the Scoil Rince Daryl Rose school performs at the 41st Annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Dance at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Newhall on Saturday. Nikolas Samuels/The Signal
From left to right, Jane Daniels, Sue Ryan and Bill Ryan clap along to Irish music at the 41st Annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Dance at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Newhall on Saturday. Nikolas Samuels/The Signal
Molly McAnany and Stephen Whelan sing Irish music as part of a group from the Valencia High School Theater Arts program at the 41st Annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Dance at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Newhall on Saturday. Nikolas Samuels/The Signal

 

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An Irish party for the ages

Daryl Goldes of the Scoil Rince Daryl Rose school of dance introduces her Irish dancing students, (L-R) Shannon Botkin, 11, Kayley Gunning, 8, and Hannah Botkin, 11, at the 41st Annual St. Patrick's Day Dinner Dance at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Newhall on Saturday. Nikolas Samuels/The Signal

Over 100 people clapped along to Irish beats and dances Saturday night during the 41st Annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Dance at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Newhall.

There was Irish music, camaraderie and plenty of drink to go around—all in honor of Saint Patrick’s Day which is on March 17.

For 41 years, The Knights of Columbus have organized this party, as Jay Fithian, the Grand Knight of Knights of Columbus Santa Clarita Council 6016, pointed out.

“I’m proud that these guys can keep it going that long,” he said.

Irish Dancer Shannon Botkin of the Scoil Rince Daryl Rose school performs at the 41st Annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Dance at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Newhall on Saturday. Nikolas Samuels/The Signal
From left to right, Jane Daniels, Sue Ryan and Bill Ryan clap along to Irish music at the 41st Annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Dance at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Newhall on Saturday. Nikolas Samuels/The Signal
Molly McAnany and Stephen Whelan sing Irish music as part of a group from the Valencia High School Theater Arts program at the 41st Annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Dance at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Newhall on Saturday. Nikolas Samuels/The Signal

 

Nikolas Samuels

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