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Joe Gerrity, of Scranton, smiles during the Avoca West Side Social Club St. Patrick's Day blessing service at St. Mary's Cemetery in Avoca. KRISTEN MULLEN / THE CITIZENS' VOICE cv00avocap3

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Participants make their way into the cemetery during the Avoca West Side Social Club St. Patrick's Day blessing service at St. Mary's Cemetery in Avoca. KRISTEN MULLEN / THE CITIZENS' VOICE cv00avocap14

Avoca’s West Side Social Club held its first St. Patrick’s Day celebration Saturday, March 17. The event began with a blessing at St. Mary’s Cemetery, followed by a march to the club for a party that featured live entertainment and a ham and cabbage dinner. During the celebration, lifelong Avoca resident and retired businessman Mike George received the Man of the Year award.

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