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IVCC Foundation plans Irish Night

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 1:47 p.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 1:50 p.m. CDT
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“The Celtic Rat Pack,” Chicago’s Larkin and Moran Brothers band, will play IVCC’s Irish Night March 1 at Senica’s Oak Ridge.

OGLESBY — The Larking and Moran Brothers band of Chicago will return for the Illinois Valley Community College Foundations 10th annual Irish Night dinner and auction celebration March 1 at Senica’s Oak Ridge.

Doors open at 5 p.m. followed by dinner at 6 p.m. and the band will play from 7 to 11 p.m. Admission is $50 per person. An Irish buffet of corned beef and cabbage and another entrée will be served. The evening, sponsored by Hometown National Bank in LaSalle, will also feature raffles and auctions.

In 2008, the Irish rock band featuring Dan, Dan Jr., Mike and Joe Larkin, Terry and Kevin Moran and Neal Sullivan, drew a record Irish Night crowd of 300.

They’ve performed in Las Vegas, Milwaukee’s Irish Fest, Chicago Symphony Orchestra Hall, Navy Pier and the Park West and across Ireland including Killarney, Dublin and Galway. The band has also performed live on Fox News Chicago and the Steve Dahl Show.

All proceeds benefit the Foundation which provides more than $200,000 in scholarships to more than 200 students annually. Since its founding in 1976, the Foundation has invested more than $2.2 million in IVCC students.

For information or to reserve tickets, call Donna Swiskoski at 815-224-0551. Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express are accepted.

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