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Catholic church's La Rosa dinner carries on despite all odds


February 9, 2021

P.J. Glisson/Daily Globe

CUTTING ONE of many cakes made by members of Council 1396 of the Knights of Columbus on Saturday is Joanne Lauzon. She was setting up dessert for takeout orders for the annual two-day La Rosa Dinner being prepared in the kitchen area of Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church in Ironwood. Normally, the tables and chairs behind her would fill with patrons enjoying the meal in each other's company, whereas this year's event was strictly take-out.


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IRONWOOD - In 45 previous years, the annual La Rosa Dinner at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church has resulted in a dining hall filled with folks happily chowing down a homemade spaghetti dinner while visiting with family and friends.

The COVID-19 pandemic now makes that sort of gathering impossible, and - as though that didn't represent enough of a challenge - Mother Nature also took the past weekend's wind chills well below zero throughout the region.

Even so, Alison Schlag said on Saturday afternoon that she and fellow volunteers were hoping to sell...

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