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Go green, eat more cabbage

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church plans corned beef dinner for St. Patrick’s Day
By: Paul Cambra, Features Editor
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St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Dance
Presented by Knights of Columbus, Auburn Council 6149
What: Corned beef and cabbage with all the fixings, raffle prizes, music by the band SOLS
When: 6 p.m. Saturday, March 16
Where: St. Teresa Parish Hall, 11610 Atwood Road, Auburn
Cost: $15. Proceeds benefit St. Teresa’s and St. Joseph’s church/school and other local charities
Info: Mike and Marcia Kitchell, (916) 663-2270

And to think Saint Patrick wasn’t even Irish. Not that anyone seems to care, as long as there’s a built-in excuse to eat corned beef and cabbage.
This Saturday, on the eve of the day that celebrates all things Irish, the Knights of Columbus, Auburn Council 6149, will cook enough corned beef and cabbage to feed a planned crowd of about 300.
“Come dressed in green for a good dinner and a good time,” said Linda Holthaus, from St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, where the dinner will take place. “Tickets won’t be sold at the door so get yours now.”
In addition to the corned beef and cabbage, Holthaus said there will be the usual fixings (red potatoes, carrots, rolls) with apple crisp for dessert. Oh, and of course, Irish coffees will be available at the no-host bar.
“The money we raise supports the church and the school and other local charities,” said parishioner Joe Nicosia (in case you’re wondering, “Nicosia” is Mediterranean-Irish he says). “Tickets go fast. It’s a fun night of eating, dancing and Irish frolicking. All you need to bring is a great attitude and a good appetite,” Nicosia said.
And something green never hurts.