LITTLE SISTERS of the POOR
15thAnnual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner & Fundraiser
The Old Grist Mill Tavern has hosted the Little Sisters of the Poor St. Patrick’s Day Dinner & Fundraiser for more than a decade. Along with the collaboration of a multitude of vendors, dedicated volunteers, and generous benefactors, the event continues to be a success. We are grateful to all who help preserve the tradition.
Greg and Sue Esmay of The Old Grist Mill Tavern started the event fifteen years ago and Karl Pelletier of Red Oak Hospitality, who purchased the Grist Mill last year, agreed to continue the tradition. “We are very grateful to Karl and blessed by his willingness to partner with us,” said Sister Patricia Mary. We are also fortunate that Greg and Sue will continue to help us organize the event even in retirement. May God bless them both.” “Greg passed over the reins to us, but we were extremely excited to continue the tradition to support the Little Sisters of the Poor,” said Karl, “We couldn’t imagine celebrating St. Patrick’s Day any other way.”
In addition to generous vendors and hardworking restaurant staff, we are also very grateful to dependable volunteers – 30 in all, from our Home and the VForce from Navigant Credit Union. These helping hands register 1000 guests, assist in the kitchen and dining room, and sell scones and Pot of Gold raffle tickets throughout the day.
Finally, thank you to Sr Emilie, Sr. Frances, and Sr. Mary Alexander who joined us from our Home in Enfield, CT. And, to our friends and benefactors who could not attend, we remain grateful for your encouraging letters and generous donations, helping us to meet our annual March event fundraising goal.
May God bless you all for your generous support of our mission. We hope to see everyone again next year!
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