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Go Irish for a good cause March 15

Authentic Irish dancers and a rather large leprechaun were in attendance at last year’s Irish for a Day Soiree.

This year’s Irish for a Day Soiree will raise money to help kids gain experiences. And who doesn’t want to help kids?

The Rosemount Rotary Club will host its annual fundraiser at 5:30 p.m. March 15 at the Rosemount Community Center. The money raised will support a fund established to help kids participate in extracurricular activities.

“Our main goal is to allow kids to do things they wouldn’t otherwise get to do,” said Laura Briggs, Rosemount Rotary President.

Briggs said the idea for the fund came up last summer when the club was asked if they would help several Girl Scouts raise enough money to attend camp. She said request made an impression on Rotary members and they decided they wanted to make sure money wasn’t holding kids back from opportunities.

The club has set up a fund at the 360 Communities Rosemount Family Resource Center specifically for the cause. Briggs said the money will provide financial support for children to attend camps, workshops, field trips, leadership activities and more.

The event

The Irish for a Day Soiree will celebrate Rosemount’s Irish heritage while raising funds for the scholarships. The casual evening affair will feature a traditional Irish meals provided by Las Tortillas Restaurant. The meal will include corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, soda bread and more. And, of course, pints will be available at the cash bar.

Briggs said the night also will feature Irish entertainment, a silent auction and a raffle. This is the third annual Irish for a Day Soiree. The Rosemount Rotary Club started the event as its primary fundraiser.

A casual night out, Briggs said it’s a fun event that brings out the Irish side of everyone. Last year, a Leprechaun even made an appearance. The event is open to the public.

Tickets are $50 a person or $350 for a table of eight. Tickets are available from any Rosemount Rotary member, by calling Erin Edlund at 952-261-6133 or by emailing Briggs said if not sold out, tickets will be available at the door as well.

Emily Zimmer
Emily Zimmer has worked as a staff writer for the Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. She has a degree in journalism from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Outside of work, Emily enjoys running, reading and gardening. You can follow Emily's gardening adventures at the Areavoices blog East of Weedin'
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