Polish Hall was packed to capacity last night for the Riverhead Lions Club annual St. Patrick’s Day corned beef and cabbage dinner.
The event benefits the Lions Club scholarship fund and Brendan House, a home for traumatic brain injury survivors.
Diners enjoyed a traditional meal of corned beef, cabbage, carrots and potatoes — along with Irish music and dance performances by Inishfree School of Irish Dance.
The Lions Club St. Patrick’s Day dinner is a Riverhead tradition dating back more than two decades, club vice president Robert Kozakiewicz said last night. He said the attendance last night may have set a record.
Riverhead Lions Club, charted in 1947, is part of Lions Clubs International, the world’s largest service club organization – made up of a network of 1.3 million people.
Lions Club volunteers work to help meet the critical unmet needs of the local community and beyond, from assisting the visually impaired and working with local youth to medical missions and disaster relief.
The club meets on the first Monday of each month at Diggers Ales and Eats in Riverhead. Membership is open to all.
RiverheadLOCAL photos by Denise Civiletti