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St. David's Welsh events in Poultney area

POULTNEY - Sunday, Feb. 28: St. David's Day Gathering of Welsh clans of Vermont and New York. Luncheon to be held in Granville, N.Y., at 12:30 p.m. Registration is required.

Poultney Area St. David's Society's 22nd anniversary year Gathering of the Clans in celebration of St. David's Day for members and guests. To register, contact: pasds88@yahoo.com .

Welsh events:

Sunday, Feb. 28: St. David's Day worship service, 10 a.m. at Poultney Welsh Presbyterian Church, Grove Street (Route 30), Poultney. Sunday Pastor Rev. Donald Pepper. Following the service, there will be a coffee hour downstairs in St. David's Hall. Contact: Rev. Pepper, 518-642-1542.

Expatriates everywhere remind the pastor of your church that St. David's Day is approaching and invite them to include Welsh hymns in their services commemorating St. David. Many Welsh hymns can be found in the various denominational hymnals. The Sunday is also Welsh Heritage Sunday founded and promoted by the National Welsh American Foundation.

Monday, March 1: St. David's Day, the Welsh around the world celebrate the day honoring Dewi Sant, patron Christian saint of Wales. For information about Welsh activities check the calendar at www.ninnau.com and www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~pasds/.

WVNR/WNYV (Pine Tree Broadcasting Company, Poultney) includes Welsh music selections and history about Welsh heritage: FM (94.1)/AM (1340) range.

Monday, March 1: St. David's Day, 4 p.m. opening with buffet dinner at 5:30 p.m. at Back to Vermont pub, Main Street, Poultney. The buffet will feature special Welsh traditional delicacies in honor of St. David's Day. Cash event sponsored by Back to Vermont with a portion of the proceeds to be given to local charities. For details, call Bob West, Back To Vermont, 802-287-4064.

Do you know of other events or activities scheduled in the Slate Valley region commemorating St. David? Send your news and calendar items for inclusion in future newsletters to pasds88@yahoo.com .

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