Irishman of the Year to be named

TICONDEROGA - The Ticonderoga Knights of Columbus enjoy St. Patrick's Day so much, they plan on celebrating twice.

A tradition will be renewed when the Knights host their annual Irishman of the Year celebration Saturday, March 13.

Council 333 will honor a local resident at the K of C hall on Montcalm Street.

Festivities will get under way with a happy hour starting at noon. A corned beef dinner will be served at 4:30-7 p.m. Rounding out the meal will be roasted red potatoes, turnips, candied carrots and Irish soda bread.

The Irishman of the Year, a closely-guarded secret, will be honored - or roasted - at 7 p.m.

Tickets, priced at $10, will be available at the door. The event is open to the public.

Following dinner there will be Irish music.

The Irishman of the Year dinner is so successful, it sold out last year.

The Irishman of the Year is selected by a Knights of Columbus committee.

Ticonderoga's Irishman of the Year dinner has been held for more than 20 years. It started as a Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce function and was eventually taken over by the Knights of Columbus.

The St. Patrick's Day celebration won't end with the annual Irishman of the Year dinner.

The Knights of Columbus will have their annual corned beef sandwich sale St. Patrick's Day, Wednesday, March 17, beginning at noon. The club bar will also be open. Sandwiches will sell for $7 each. Each sandwich will come with streak fries, cole slaw and corned beef hash.

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