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Little Sisters of the Poor move St. Pat’s dinner from Old Grist Mill to Wharf Tavern

February 21, 2013

PAWTUCKET — When Sister Gertrude of the Little Sisters of the Poor first suggested the idea of using a St. Patrick's Day dinner as a fundraiser for the Jeanne Jugan Residence, her mother superior was skeptical. The head nun didn't think enough people would want to eat a “boiled dinner” of corned beef and cabbage and told Sister Gertrude she'd be lucky to make $5,000.

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