St. Gall prepares for annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner

By on March 5, 2009

Sunday, March 15, will mark the 126th anniversary of the St. Patrick’s celebration at St. Gall Parish in Elburn.

The annual tradition, sponsored by the St. Gall Women’s Altar and Rosary Society, begins with lots of planning and more than 500 volunteers. Jobs including servers, bakers, carvers, decorators, potato peelers and the popular clean-up crew bring this parish community together to create quite a feast for their guests.

Last year, St. Gall volunteers served approximately 1,000 guests to either a sit-down family style feast at the church hall or carry-out dinners at the American Legion on Route 47.

The feast, consisting of home-cooked turkey, gravy, stuffing, mashed potatoes, corn, green beans, coleslaw, cranberry sauce, rolls, pie, coffee and milk, will be held this year on Sunday, March 15, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sit-down service will be at the church hall at 120 W. Shannon St., and carry-outs will be available at the Elburn American Legion Hall-both located on Route 47 in downtown Elburn. Cost is $4 for children ages six-12, $7 for seniors and $10 for adults. Carry-outs are $8. For additional information, contact the St. Gall Parish Office at (630) 365-6030.