49th Annual St. Patrick's Day Dinner and Show Celebrating the Irish Person of the Year Award

The Irish Person of the Year Awards are taking place for the 49th year on Saturday, March 10, 2018. The awards are taking place at the Circus Circus Hotel and Casino and will focus on celebrating the achievements of Irish men and women who have made a significant contribution to the community.

Where: Circus Circus Hotel/Casino, 500 N. Sierra Street, Reno, NV 89501
Time: Whiskey Tasting at 4-5:30 p.m., Raffle beginning at 5 p.m., Dinner/Program Starts at 5:30 p.m.
Cost: Adult: $45, Child (12 and under): $25
Tickets: https://irishnevada.eventbrite.com

The Sons and Daughters of Erin (SADOE) are preparing for its 49th annual Irish Person of the Year Award presented at their annual awards and fundraising banquet. This memorable event is being hosted on Saturday, March 10, 2018, at the Circus Circus Hotel and Casino with a whiskey tasting social hour beginning at 4 p.m. followed by dinner at 5:30 p.m.

This event is held to commemorate the hard work and dedication to the community exhibited by our area leaders, non-profit organizations and civic groups, and announces the Irish People of the Year. In addition to the award ceremony, SADOE will also host a special whiskey tasting from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., and unique entertainment by the Sierra Silver Strings, Blanchette Irish Dancers, the Tinkers and the Sierra Highlanders Pipe Band.

This year two outstanding volunteers have been nominated for Irish Person of the Year. The nominees for the 2018 Irish Person of the Year are SADOE Dublin Director John Callan and SADOE member Courtney Meredith.

Both John and Courtney join a list of previous Irish Person of the Year winners who have made an exceptional contribution to the Sons & Daughters of Erin. Both winners will be honored during the March 10 festivities.

John Callan is the Dublin Director for the Sons & Daughters of Erin and has been a tireless worker for the organization. After eight years as an active-duty Marine and 20 years U.S. Army active and reserve duty, John continues to serve his fellow veterans as an active member of the Scottish American Military Society that participates in events for SADOE and other Celtic organizations in our community, as well as volunteering for annual events for the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Nevada Air National Guard, the Wounded Warrior Program and the Honor Flight Program.

Courtney Meredith, Reno author and business owner, is a member of the Sons & Daughters of Erin who contributes design and social media services through her boutique family-owned design firm, Design on Edge, co-founded by herself and her husband Chris Meredith. Over the past 20 years of her career, she has won more than 60 awards for graphic design and business on both a local and national level. She was most recently awarded the 2017 Ad Person of the Year from the American Advertising Federation and has been nominated as one of the 150 honorees for the Reno People Project, made up of people past and present that have made a positive impact to the city of Reno.

For more information on the event or to learn more about the Sons and Daughters of Erin, visit http://irishnevada.org or email info@irishnevada.org.

About The Sons and Daughters of Northern Nevada

Established in 1969, The Sons and Daughters of Erin, a non-profit Irish heritage organization, is open to all folks with interest in promoting Irish heritage and culture, enjoying the camaraderie and serving those less fortunate in our community.

The purpose of the chapter is charitable, educational, historic and patriotic. To revive, foster and promote Irish cultural events, interests and sentiments. To collect and preserve Irish cultural traditions relating to any of the Irish peoples and encourage the study of the Irish language, history, literature and music.

Source: Design on Edge


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