Annual FIESTA DE LOS
SAN PATRICIOS" After Action Report
did it again!
Patricios event was a HUGE success. We raised over $3000 in just two
The folks at
Fiesta de Reyes in Old Town were so kind to us. In addition to
letting us use their space and personnel, they made a very generous
donation to support the work of OC.
Guinness and $1 tacos had the place packed. And the supportive crowd
kept the donation box busy
entertainment was spectacular. We were treated to the sounds of the
Cameron Highlanders Pipe Band. This year, they even brought some
Highland Dancers to entertain the crowd and they were a delight.
Thanks to Charlie R. and the whole crew for coming out.
Not to be
outdone, The Rose-Ritchie Irish Dance Academy showed up with an army
of dancers and the crowd was treated to some fantastic Irish
step-dancing. Thanks, Rori, and the whole school for all the
As an added
bonus, we had a Irish Dance troupe come up from Mexico to dance for
us. Head-teacher, Ms. Yovanna Torres of the "Irish Dancing de Mexico
Guadalajara/Tijuana" brought her group and they were great. The
American dancers did sets with them and it was simply fabulous to
I have to
thank the San Diego Law Enforcement and Fire Emerald Societies for
showing up in force. And special thanks to the Friendly Sons of St.
Patrick of San Diego and North County for coming by and entertaining
the crowd with classic Irish and American patriotic songs.
Paul O'Sullivan for reaching out to the Mexican dance school. BIG
Thanks to Suzanne Anderson for all her efforts in getting the word
out. Thanks to the Friendly Son EA, Margie, for her efforts as well.
And thanks to all the NICE GUYS who made the effort to come by and
have a pint and leave a few shekels in the box.
We WILL be
back next year because OUR troops will still be in harm's way.
If I forgot
to mention someone or something, please let me know. I KNOW this
effort succeeds because of you.