La Crosse-Bantry Friendship Association Fundraiser

La Crosse-Bantry Friendship Association presents Coulee Hoolie Ceili to benefit New Horizons and West Cork Women Against Violence

For more information, go to The La Crosse-Bantry Friendship Association’s mission is to assist people of La Crosse, WI and surrounding area in learning about the traditions, history, way of life and values of Bantry Ireland, while at the same time encouraging the people of Bantry to learn the traditions, history, way of life and values of La Crosse and the United States.

La Crosse, WI – The La Crosse-Bantry Friendship Association (LBFA) would like to invite everyone to the Coulee Hoolie Ceili (pronounced KAY-lee). This unique Irish celebration will include music, dance, food and fun. Houghton’s Hooligans will provide a backdrop to the evening with traditional Irish music while caller Tim Jenkins calls a variety of Irish set dances, complete with instruction so everyone can join in. Dublin Square will provide a bit of Irish cuisine and there will be a cash bar and silent auction. The event will benefit New Horizons in La Crosse and the West Cork Women Against Violence in our sister city, Bantry Ireland. Unfortunately, violence against women is an international problem. Many of the same concerns being dealt with right here in La Crosse are being faced around the world, including Ireland. Both organizations are doing what they can to battle this issue in their respective communities. LBFA wants to help raise awareness of these issues, raise funds for the fight against them and bring a little Irish celebration to La Crosse. The Coulee Hoolie Ceili will include music, Irish set dancing (lessons included), silent auction, cash bar and Irish cuisine.

Silent auction items to include Celtic Woman Concert Tickets, Brewers Tickets, YMCA Gift Certificates, Nicklaus Martial Arts America Gift Certificates, Kwik Trip Gift cards, Local Dining Certificates, Gift Baskets and more! Coulee Hoolie Ceili April 22, 2016 6:00-10:00 p.m. Concordia Ball Room, 1129 La Crosse Street, La Crosse Cost: $10 Adults $8 Seniors/Students/Military $20 Family Hoolie: An Irish gathering or party Ceili: A social event with Irish folk music and singing, traditional dancing and storytelling

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