Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Bring Your Sleeping Bag:

   It only comes once a year --thank God! The kickoff of the Lansingburgh social season begins on February 28, with the Friends of 112th St dinner.
Uncle Tucker Hulihan

50//50 raffle

Jim Lance
   This annual rite of passage, brings together old friends from all over the country. The camaraderie which unfolds as the night grows long, makes it seem as if nothing ever changes. Friendships are renewed through stories from the past -- with quite a bit of embellishment thrown in. Between the speakers, and the crazy skits, you sometimes need to pack a Depend undergarment. Nothing is sacred, no topic is taboo. With everything that's happened in Troy over the past year, I'm just going to bring my sleeping bag --cause it could be a loooooong one.

   The dinner began 38 years ago, by a group of friends, who had a small, impromptu get together at the late, Doug Ladd's home. It eventually grew into what it is today. Around 300 -350 men, pack St. Augustine's Hall every year for this much anticipated event. Every dollar that is collected is distributed throughout the community for worthwhile causes.

Here's the scoop on this years dinner:
*Where --St. Augustine's Hall
*When --February 28
*Time -- Starts @ 5p.m.
*Cost -- $35 (includes buffet, dessert, draft beer & soda)
* Tickets -- Available from any committee member. Also @ 41 Sports Bar, and at Grethen -Cahrenger Memorials

FYI: Read my Troy Treasure's column, appearing in The Record on February 15 for more details.

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