Big crowd turns out for St. Patty’s Day party

Eugene Erlandson smiles after having a shamrock tattoo put on his cheek during the St. Patrick's Day party at the Manistee Senior Center on Monday. (Justine McGuire/News Advocate)

Eugene Erlandson smiles after having a shamrock tattoo put on his cheek during the St. Patrick’s Day party at the Manistee Senior Center on Monday. (Justine McGuire/News Advocate)

MANISTEE — The Manistee Senior Center’s St. Patrick’s Day party was a hit.

About 100 attendees talked and visited with friends while Irish music was played on the piano.

Lynn Edmondson chat with friends at a table during the St. Patrick's Day party at the Manistee Senior Center on Monday. Edmondson was the winner of the best-dressed contest. (Justine McGuire/News Advocate)

Lynn Edmondson chat with friends at a table during the St. Patrick’s Day party at the Manistee Senior Center on Monday. Edmondson was the winner of the best-dressed contest. (Justine McGuire/News Advocate)

The festivities included a 50/25/25 raffle, a best-dressed contest, cake and punch.

Most participants donned green in celebration of the Irish holiday. The punch was also green. Lucky-clover temporary tattoos decorated many cheeks.

The winner of the best-dressed contest was Lynn Edmondson who was decked out in a hat, beaded necklaces, suspenders and a giant green tie.

“I have some Irish blood in me,” Edmondson said when asked about his excitement for the holiday.

Shirley Trucks laughs while talking with her neighbor during the St. Patrick's Day party at the Manistee Senior Center on Monday. (Justine McGuire/News Advocate)

Shirley Trucks laughs while talking with her neighbor during the St. Patrick’s Day party at the Manistee Senior Center on Monday. (Justine McGuire/News Advocate)

 

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