March 17, 1990- Keith Maroney and the Irish American Club

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March 17, 1990- Keith Maroney and the Irish American Club - : (shoe slapping) at Poughkeepsle's Germania...
: (shoe slapping) at Poughkeepsle's Germania tlalU He's got the pluck of the Irish Holiday feast: owes, much to dogged chef Dy JIM HAVILAND Journal atalf ....... I Saturday was St Patrick's Day and for many the best day for green apparel, green food and general revelry. For Keith Maroney, it was a day to cook 500 corned beef - and - cabbage dinners. Maroney is general manager of the Irish American Association of Dutchess County and Saturday, as he has for 32 years, put on a traditional meal for club members and their guests. "Corned beef - and - cabbage symbolize St ' ' i - Patrick's Day," says the 58 - year - old Maroney, an association charter member, "and I cook the dinners to provide this special Irish touch. It wouldn't be St Patrick's Day without that meat!' ''"". He describes the 200 paid members as a private - type group who prefer to celebrate this special Irish holiday in their, clubhouse at 88 Smith St, City of Poughkeepsie, rather than put on a more flamboyant arade: "We talked about staging a paradeTn Poughkeepsie 10 or 12 years ago," says Maroney,; "but it never materialized beyond the talking stage.. There weren't enough members' inter - ' ested In working on it." The members are interested in watching a parade,, however, - and every year send a dele - ' "gatldri to see the annual St Patrick's Day pa ' ''' - j '' Ivr )fc - . '" radein New York City. Yesterday, a contingent of 40 went treked off to see that march.. t "They got back by 7 o'clock," said Maroney,. "and we had, their corned, beef - and - cabbage; dinners waiting for them." : , . The special meals prepared by Maroney and his helpers have become famous through the years, with more people wanting to partake than can be accommodated. ""We "were booked up by - thelf ifstLweek of February," says Maroney, "and turned people" away last night at the door just like always." He reports that he easily could have filled up a building twice as big as the Irish group's clubhouse; Maroney has been putting on his famous feast since the association was formed, with " last night's event the 32nd annual dinner. jFvsljyKlafcfe7laaaaaal JowMlMaryarall Keith Maronoyr St. Paddy's Day in .kitchen the) "Vi tl

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  1. Poughkeepsie Journal,
  2. 18 Mar 1990, Sun,
  3. Page 1A

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