The 2015 Patrick J. Rooney Hibernian Fund Charity Raffle for a Trip for Four to Ireland concluded with the drawing at Our Lady of Grace Church in Greensboro. A wonderful brunch was prepared by Janet and Richard Morrison, and we had a good crowd in attendance. We also recognized the Na Cara Division Hibernian of the Year, John Pierce, for his enthusiasm and tireless efforts in recruiting new members to the organization.
The winners of this year’s raffle are Petra & Willard Barrett of Somerville, Tennessee, who purchased their ticket from AOH brother Kevin Proehl. The Barretts have been long-standing supporters of our raffle.
The St. Brendan division made a substantial donation to the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist in Ann Arbor, Michigan. This order is one the fastest growing and youngest average age of Sisters in the U.S.
The division also held its first Irish Movie Night at St. Mark’s Catholic Church in Huntersville, North Carolina. The division does not charge admission to the movie. The first movie shown was a family oriented film, “Darby O’Gill and the Little People.”