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CURRENT NEWS AND EVENTS
• NIAA General Meeting The next Nutley Irish General Meeting will be on November 20, 2014 at 8pm.
As always, new members are always welcome.
• NIAA Night at the Races
PLEASE NOTE: The Night at the Races Fundraiser has changed dates and location. This year’s fundraiser will now be taking place at the Brook Tavern on Franklin Ave in Nutley on November 15th.
This fun interactive fundraiser was a big success last year and we are looking for a team of people to help make this year’s event just as successful! We are looking for volunteers to “Sell Horses” for the night of the race. Horses are $25 and you get to name your horse and it’s jockey. If your horse wins the race on 11/15, then you win a $50 gift card! There will also be betting that night on the horses. We are also accepting donations of things that could be prizes. This can be anything from a $10 gift card to an entire raffle basket. Please try to come and bring friends, since this will be our primary fundraiser this year. If you would like to get involved and help with the event, people are needed to help gather gifts, sponsors, and sell horses in advance, and we will also need help on the night of the event. Please email Shane McClafferty to get involved: ShaneMcClafferty@lycos.com
• 2015 St. Patrick's Day Parade Dignitaries
We have added a new dignitary to our honorees and are excited to announce that our first Firefighter of the Year will be John Redstone. Our Parade Queen is Diandra Kelly. Our Member of the Year is Joe Milbauer. Deputy Grand Marshal is Ann Morris, and our Grand Marshal is Chuck O’Mara.
• NIAA Christmas Party
Our annual Christmas party will be December 5th at the VFW on Washington Ave. There will be a special guest appearance from Santa himself. If you would like your child to receive a gift from Santa, please bring a wrapped gift. If you are interested in Chairing the Christmas party, please contact Tom 973-493-0029.
• 2015 Nutley St. Patrick's Day Parade
The Nutley Irish Officers and Trustees met in August to start the planning for the upcoming parade season. Its hard to believe that its time to start planning already! The Grand Marshal Dinner will be on January 30th at Nanina’s in the Park. The entertainment will once again be Celtic Cross and is being generously donated by one of our sponsors. This year’s Parade will be held on March 7 stepping off at promptly 1pm. The parade will once again be starting at Holy Family Church and ending in front of John Walker middle school. We are trying to pump up our participation, so if you have any groups that would like to march, please let us know. Post Parade Party will immediately follow the parade, and more information on that will be provided when the details are finalized.
Congrats to our Nutley Irish Scholarship Recipients. This year we were able to award FOUR scholarships to the following Nutley High School Seniors. This year’s recipeints are Allison Connor, Brian Devine, Jenna O’Halloran, and Erin Toye. It took the scholarship committee many hours to determine the winners this year, and all four are very deserving. We wish them luck this semester! • Food Pantry Please don't forget to bring in non-perishable non expired food for the St.Mary’sfood pantry. Food donations are always in high demand.