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Pontiac gets a little more Irish

From left: Laurel Hearty, Lorraine Hearty, Merrill Hearty, Steve Morin, Lauren Kluke and Jim Kluke got into the St. Paddy's Day spirit at the R.A. Hall in Campbell's Bay on March 17.
The usual, musical suspects from the Legion Hall in Campbell's Bay put on a show for the crowd at the R.A. Hall on Saturday afternoon.
A handful of friends gathered at the Shawville Curling Club on Saturday afternoon for some wine, laughs and sign painting, under the instruction of Farm Fresh Designs owner, Rebecca Corrigan. From left: Corrigan, Debb Farr, Trisha Davidson, Amanda Trimble, Angela Sally, Sherrie Mackay and Crystal Mackay.
The traditional Irish music was in the air at the Baie Inn in Campbell's Bay on St. Paddy's. From left: Bob Smith, Shelley McNamara, Lori Smith, Luciene LaSalle, Brent Smith, Willard Smith and Claudette Stanton.
The young ladies of the Quyon United Church organized an Irish Tea that brought out a sizable crowd on Saturday around noon. This year saw their biggest turnout yet to the community event.

CALEB NICKERSON
PONTIAC March 17, 2018
You could have mistaken parts of the Pontiac for the Emerald Isle on Saturday as revelers were out in force for one of the region's most popular celebrations: St. Patrick's Day. THE EQUITY was there to capture (the more PG-13) moments from this celebration of Irish heritage.
Quyon
The young women of Quyon United Church put together an Irish Tea on Saturday morning, packing the basement with green clothing and lively conversation. Organizer Kara Young explained that this is the tenth year that she and her fellow volunteers have put on the event, and this year's was the most popular yet.
“This is our biggest crowd ever,” she said. “Probably because it's actually on St. Patrick's Day.”

Campbell's Bay
The R.A. Hall in Campbell's Bay was packed from the early afternoon on, as party-goers came out to celebrate the holiday.

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