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March 8, 2013

Irish celebration March 16

All Saints' features harpist Linda Paul

McALESTER — Put your green on for next weekend’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration.

All Saint’s Episcopal Church is bringing back Oklahoma’s renowned harpist Linda Paul, of Tulsa. Paul will perform with the church’s Saints Preserve Us players, who have been practicing their selection of Irish music with the church’s rector, Mother Stephanie Swinnea, since January.

All Saints’ member Billie Cathey-Lester says this is the church’s biggest fundraiser of the year.

And the church members are pulling together, because the past two Sundays the congregation has met in the parish hall due to failed heating units.

On Sunday, it was said by Wayne Hanway the church ordered new heating units and hopes to be back in the sanctuary soon.

The Celtic service on March 17 is predicted to be the first service back to normal.

Acolyte Master John Turnaukas will be in charge of the celebration’s Corned Beef and Cabbage dinner, while church member Judy Goodyear is in charge of the tickets, decorations and publicity.

There are two ticket prices. For the dinner and the show, the tickets are $15. For those who would rather just enjoy the entertainment, the tickets are $7. Both types of tickets will have a number that will be used in door prize drawings.

The celebration will begin at 6 p.m. March 16 in the parish hall of All Saints’ at 325 E. Washington Ave., next to the Burgandy House. Enter at the north entrance.

Proceeds of the celebration will go toward funds such as the church’s outreach program, which goes back to the community, and possibly toward the recent repairs needed for the church.

To purchase tickets, visit All Saints’ from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday through Thursday, or call 918-423-1915.

The Celtic service, as well as any Sunday service, begins at 10 a.m.

Paul will also perform at All Saints’ on April 14.

Contact Brandy Brackett at bbrackett@mcalesternews.com or at 918-421-2031.

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