Live music and a truly scrumptious dinner go a long way toward cementing a reputation for first-time organizers on Monterey's social scene. Add to that, Saint Patrick's Day is the one occasion that will never lose its stunning appeal for our citizenry. It was celebrated in high style on its own special day on the calendar - March 17.
Green, of course, was the color of choice, and shamrocks, the shape of the moment, as the crowd filtered into the Yacht Club at the beginning of the evening. And what a crowd it was! With lists of rentals and new owners in our community swelling, it was indeed a pleasant mixture of the new and the old Monterey residents who jammed around those round tables. A pre-dinner clutter of bottles and glasses along with some pre-recorded Irish music to set a tone for the evening's fare along with plenty of conversation and merriment.
TooJays' corned beef and cabbage, along with all the expected extras, cannot be beat. It was served up buffet-style by our own committee, and nobody went away hungry.
The live music of drums and three guitars provided by the Surfin Rascals found a most receptive audience on the dance floor, and the singer for the band truly livened up those songs from the 50's, 60's, and 70's. Remember?
The sunset that evening was not one of the most spectacular, but what matter? Party goers aplenty took advantage of our fine dock to mingle in the fresh air down by the water.