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Sierra Nevada Republican Women plan St. Pat’s Day dinner

Staff reports

A new type of raffle is planned for the second annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner of the Sierra Nevada Republican Women at the CVIC. Hall in Minden Sunday, March 14, beginning with a social hour at 5 p.m.

The special raffle enables ticket buyers to divide their tickets among the five jars for prizes or to put all their tickets into one jar, increasing the odds for one prize. Prizes include a framed Mimi Jobe print, a garden bench, Republican memorabilia, an art flag, a quilt and a 10-wheeler load of gravel. Take a chance on all six or put all your raffle tickets into one jar.

There will also be a special door prize with an Irish flavor.

Tickets are available from Betty Jacobsen, 782-2334, and members of the group.

After remarks by Gov. Kenny Guinn at 6 p.m., a traditional Irish buffet dinner of corned beef and cabbage with potatoes, carrots and onions will be served and followed by ice cream and cookies. A no-host bar will feature beer, wine and soft drinks.

The national anthem will be sung by Mackenzie Brynn Cauley, aged 7 and a second-grader at Scarselli Elementary School. During dinner there will be music by three members of O’Neill’s Revenge, a Celtic group – fiddlers Tom Summers and young Andrew McIntosh, with Claudette Springmeyer on bass. The trio will be joined by Adrenne Souder on guitar.

The Douglas County Commissioners and other elected officials will serve at the buffet table.

The club meets the second Wednesday of each month at 11:45 a.m. in the Rib Room at Sharkey’s, Gardnerville.

Officers of Sierra Nevada Republican Women are Susan Jacobsen, president; Jerry Bing, first vice president; Sondra Condron, second vice president; Carol Aldax, recording secretary; Diane Gordon, corresponding secretary; and Jan Rowan, treasurer.