The 15th Annual Celtic Club St. Pet's Day Christmas took place at St. Francis De Sales School in Coventry Twp. on Dec 6.
The Celtic Club and its partners (Huntington Bank, Akron-Summit County Library) provided more than 2,000 items (Christmas hats, pens, pencils, book marks, strings of red and green beads, shamrock stickers and candy canes) for 348 students.
The event featured a speaker from One of a Kind Rescue Pets, Chelsea Deja, and her One of a Kind rescue dog, Val, and the Irish band Celtic Rush. It was intended to help students recognize the importance of aiding rescue pets and the students donated a large amount of pet food for One of A Kind.
Six members of the Coventry Fire Department were honored guests. Lowe's (Green) provided four Christmas trees to help decorate the stage.
One highlight of the day came when two St. Francis De Sales School students – twins Alexander and Oliver Yeager – greeted their grandfather, Tim Yeager, and his girlfriend, Donna McDonald, both members of Celtic Rush, on stage after the band's performance. The grandfather surprised his young grandsons by keeping his and Donna's appearance that day a secret.