It was a day for bangers and mash


The clubhouse was a foamy sea of green last St. Patrick’s Day as the luck of the Irish was celebrated in the Black Bear Pub. Typical Irish weather battered the windows but those threatening thunderstorms didn’t dampen the fun folks were determined to have.

Now, that’s one hefty Reuben sandwich! Reubens were just one of many Irish menu choices. (PHOTO BY BRETT KREISHER)

Most everybody was garbed in green, except those who were looking for a pinch or two. Folklore tells if you don’t wear green on the day honoring the patron saint of the Emerald Isle, a pinch might be headed your way. Everybody knows green makes a body invisible to leprechauns so there’s nothing for them to pinch.

Irish pub fare was served all day, hearty meals and brews for sure. A bagpiper who closely resembled a handsome lumberjack blew tuneful Gaelic melodies, rarely coming up for air.

The Bear Society’s Bagpipes and Birdies annual golf tournament had to be postponed. The Bears always make it a funky, tricky course to play with leprechauns teasing at every tee, but the wild winds pushed the tourney to its limits this day. Not to worry, rescheduling is in the works.

By next year, masks will be but a memory and “Kiss Me, I’m Irish” will once again be the day’s happy cry.

The clubhouse and Bear Society put on a fabulous day of fun, bringing things almost back to normal. We thank you!

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