The Hometown Weekly for all your latest local news and updates! 25 Years of Delivering Your Hometown News!  

COA steps into St. Patrick’s Day

By Julia Beauregard
Hometown Weekly Editor

The day before St. Patrick's Day, Dover seniors celebrated the occasion with their annual St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon. The event was originally scheduled to take place the Tuesday prior, but due to poor weather conditions, the event was pushed forward. 

Despite these last minute changes, the event still had a fantastic turnout: over forty seniors came, dressed in green, to share in some Irish cheer. 

The luncheon was held in the craft hall at Dover Church, where seniors enjoyed a traditional Irish boiled dinner with corned beef, cabbage, and all the fixings. Some of the seniors who had originally intended on attending were unable to do so, but the COA delivered some plates to these folks, so they would be able to enjoy the boiled dinner as well. 

The event included an after-meal performance from two local Irish step dancers, Alice McGowan and Veronica Caldwell, who are Dover-Sherborn middle school students. The girls provided five different Irish step dances, each of which they explained to the seniors prior to performing. The dancers brought their music with them, which helped set the tune for the afternoon.

“It was a wonderful event and those dancers were just remarkable with how talented they were,” Janet Claypoole, COA director, shared. It was clear that the seniors and COA staff appreciated their beautiful dancing and the fact that these two girls were taking time to share their amazing dancing skills at the luncheon.

While the two girls performed, the Noanet preschoolers joined the senior spectators in the craft room to watch the various dances. “It was really a nice program, and it was nice for everyone to get together,” Claypoole stated.

Comments are closed.