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Corned Beef and Charity

OAKHURST/BASS LAKE – You’ll have multiple chances to do good while eating well in the coming days, and here are a few of your options.

On Sunday, Mar. 16, the youth group at United Methodist Church is holding a potato bake, and Vision Academy of the Arts is hosting a corned beef and cabbage fundraiser, all in one place.

On the actual day of St. Patrick’s, Monday, Mar. 17, the Bass Lake Education Foundation (BLEF) is the beneficiary of Ducey’s corned beef fundraising dinner, and the Boys and Girls Club of Oakhurst benefits from the holiday meal at Crabcakes Restaurant and Roman’s Bar.

Chances are, you’ll run into Irish music and dancing along the way.

In Oakhurst, Vision Academy of the Arts will be serving up corned beef and cabbage from 2 – 4 p.m. on Sunday at Whittenberg Hall at the New Community United Methodist Church, at 49223 Road 426. The Chambermaid singers will perform, along with some Irish dancers and you’ll have the opportunity to participate in Irish sing-a-longs. They promise a silent auction, a live auction, and green tea.

Vision AcademyThe cost is $10 at the door, with proceeds going to Vision Academy’s scholarship program. This year, the organization has approximately a dozen senior high school students in the running for scholarships, including class of 2014 grads from Yosemite High School, Minarets and Glacier High School Charter. Anyone who stops by Whittenberg Hall, located behind the thrift shop, will share in the luck of the Irish and it’s all for a good cause.

If you noticed there’s no potato in that offer, it’s because you can get your potato a bit earlier at Whittenberg Hall from 12 – 2 p.m., as the Methodist church youth group hosts a potato bake, complete with all the trimmings. The cost is just $5 and organizers say you can start with your potato, then move on to corned beef, all in one convenient location.

Bass Lake Education Foundation LogoSpeaking of good causes, the Bass Lake Education Foundation and the kids they serve benefit from the corned beef and cabbage with-all-the-trimmings meal offered at Ducey’s Bar & Grill starting at 11 a.m. on Monday, Mar. 17, until closing. The full meal costs $12 and a full $5 from each plate goes to BLEF.

Click here to print out the flier. Attached to the flier is a coupon for $10 off at Ducey’s, which has some limitations, so read the fine print.

Also serving up specialties on Monday, and not to be overlooked, is Crab Cakes Restaurant in Oakhurst, having also cornered the corned beef and cabbage market.

Boys and Girls Club LogoA portion of Crab Cakes’ proceeds for the special Mar. 17 meal will go to the Boys and Girls Club (BGC) of Oakhurst. The cost is $10 per person, and $2 of every plate, along with 10% of Roman’s Bar sales for liquor, beer and wine, will be donated to the BGC. Sweet Dreams Cakery will offer Bailey’s Irish Cream Mousse Cake.

Please note, the BGC is closed on Monday, Mar. 17. Contact Crab Cakes for further information on St. Paddy’s celebrations.

In the meantime, drive safely this Irish holiday season. May the road rise up to meet you, and may the wind be always at your back.

Vision Academy of the Arts

Bass Lake Education Foundation

New Community United Methodist Church

Boys and Girls Club of Oakhurst

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