Sam Keator and his wife Anne Doherty, S&A Irish Entertainment and also members of Winona Grange #271, received the City of Tualatin, Community Enhancement Award for artistic contributions to the cultural events the City of Tualatin and the Winona Grange.
Tualatin Arts Advisory Committee of the Parks and Recreation Department identifies award candidates and makes recommendations to the City Council for their selection. The Community Enhancement Award recognizes individuals and organizations for their contributions to significant art endeavors and experiences within the Tualatin community. S&A Irish Entertainment (Sam and Anne) who give Irish Dance lessons and performances at the Winona Grange hall were one of two honored. The other was Trimet for the “Coho Commute” Sculptures at the Mohawk Street park and ride.
S&A Irish Entertainment was established in 2007 with performances. It has expanded to include a variety of cultural opportunities including concerts, classes, Ceilis (Irish dances) and Irish music jam sessions. It encourages community participation in dance, performances and social engagement.
More info on what is planned for the community, go to www.IrishPDX.com.