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‘Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day Hooley’ to take place Sept. 17, details here

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JOHNSON CITY (WBNG) -- The Ladies of Ancient Order of Hibernians (LAOH) will sponsor the 17th Annual Halfway to St. Patrick's Hooley Friday.

The Hooley is a lively party with dance and music and Hooley Committee Co-chair Maureen Kadlecik said it's a great opportunity to enjoy Irish Culture.

"This year we are having the Edward P. Maloney Memorial Pipe Band and the Carle School of Irish Dance," Kadlecik said. "It will be a fun time to enjoy, have some Irish food do some dancing and meet with friends."

The Hooley will be held Sept. 17 from 7 to 11 p.m. at the American Legion Post 1645 in Binghamton. There will be entertainment from Pat Kane & West o'Clare Band, Irish dance, a 50/50 raffle, basket raffles, and food for sale.

LAOH Publicity Susan Connors said this years 50/50 raffle proceeds will benefit Gigi's Playhouse Southern Tier.

"Each year the Hooley committee chooses a local charity and this year we chose Gigi's Playhouse Southern Tier," Connors said. "They deal with Down Syndrome and it's open to pre-natal to adults and they have programs and it's a wonderful place to check out."

Advanced admission is $15 for adults (18 & over), $5 for children ages 6 to 17 and free for children 5 & under, up until Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. Tickets at the door will be $18.

"You can get them at the AOH Hall, The Beef Restaurant, Irish Kevins Pub and Post 1645 the American Legion where the event is being held," Connors said.

For more information about this years Half-way to St. Patrick's Day Hooley, you can call 607-772-0280

Steph Shtoyko

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