St. Patrick’s Variety Show all about taking care of community

Published on March 16, 2017

Bob Miller in his Irish garb that he will wear on Saturday night for the 20th Knights of Columbus and Friends St. Patrick’s Variety Show.

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The Bay St. George Sick Children’s Foundation has been beneficiaries of “The Luck of the Irish” for a number of years.

That’s because the Knights of Columbus and Friends performers have been handing over the proceeds of their St. Patrick’s Variety Show to the foundation for 20 years.

Bob Miller, show chairman and Grand Knight of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Council 3742, is helped in its organization by co-chairs Cathy Rose and Ken Downey.

The show, taking place at the Santa Maria Club in Stephenville on Saturday evening, is nearly sold out of the 150 tickets available.

“It’s a fun night of Irish music and laughter with 25 singers and musicians in the group,” said Miller, who is also the treasurer of the foundation. “The money has always gone to the foundation.”

Leading up to St. Patrick’s Day, the performers also do shows at seniors’ facilities in Kippens, Stephenville and Stephenville Crossing.

“It’s all about service to the community by volunteers and spreading the magic of St. Patrick’s while helping others,” Miller said.

Individuals performing in the show include Ken Downey, Alicia Meaney, Jennifer Dawson Hobbs, Don Dunphy, Aldonna O’Keefe and The Kippers.

Proceeds from the show will be presented to the foundation during its telethon on March 26 at the L.A. Bown Building of the College of the North Atlantic.