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**The 11th Annual Damian Gallagher Memorial Scholarship Beef & Beer on Friday, October 2

 

Damian
Damian Gallagher

 

The 11th Annual Damian Gallagher Memorial Scholarship Beef & Beer Fundraiser Benefiting students of Gloucester Catholic High School will be Friday October 2, 2015, from 7pm-12am at the Gloucester County A.O.H. , 200 Columbia Blvd., National Park, NJ.

Cost is $25 at the door and includes a buffet dinner, draft beer, wine, and soda. Chinese auction, basket of cheer raffle, and 50/50 Live entertainment:

Performing at 9:00pm Jerry & Shaun of THE BROKEN SHILLELAGHS

AOHThe annual Damian G. Gallagher Memorial Scholarship began in 2005 in memory of its namesake, a 1997 Gloucester Catholic High School graduate. Damian passed in 2001 at the age of 23. His friends felt the need to keep his spirit alive and part of a Gloucester Catholic tradition. Every October, the Ancient Order of Hibernians of Gloucester County, Division 1, host a fundraising event for the scholarship. A $25 ticket, bought at the door, includes a buffet dinner, draft beer, wine, and live Irish Music. There is also a Chinese Auction, a Basket of Cheer” raffle, and 50/50.

Damian was a native of Co. Donegal, Ireland and came to the U.S at the age of 13. Damian was a star athlete on the GCHS Cross Country and Track Team. He was a student at Rutgers University in Camden and planned on becoming a teacher.

Since it’s inception, the scholarship has raised over $23,000, benefiting graduates of GCHS.  The event is open to the public . The event will feature live traditional Irish Music by Shaun McCann & Jerry Collins (both GCHS Class of '97) of the Irish Band, the Broken Shillelaghs. All are welcome to attend at the Gloucester County AOH/Richard Rossiter Memorial Hall. 200 Columbia Blvd National Park, NJ 08063. 

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