Green was the color of the day with good food and friends gathering in Brogan. (The Enterprise/John L. Braese)

Hungry patrons came from around the area to benefit the Brogan's community center and the volunteers' efforts to maintain the center.

With corned beef and cabbage, potatoes, salads and an array of desserts on the menu, the tables were filled on both sides of the center. Those attending also were provided the opportunity to drop a ticket or two in for a drawing from items ranging from homemade dish towels to drones.

With the weather perfect, many could be found outside after the meal catching up with stories of the winter or making plans to meet later this year.

Green was the color of the day with good food and friends gathering in Brogan. (The Enterprise/John L. Braese)

Taking a break outside after the meal was an option chosen by many. (The Enterprise/John L. Braese)

A number of volunteers were on hand to serve the traditional Irish meal. (The Enterprise/John L. Braese)

Green was the color of the day with good food and friends gathering in Brogan. (The Enterprise/John L. Braese)

Small communities support each other as Harper residents made the trip to Brogan. (The Enterprise/John L. Braese)

Those wishing to eat were greeted at the front door by a sea of green. (The Enterprise/John L. Braese)

Green was the color of the day with good food and friends gathering in Brogan. (The Enterprise/John L. Braese)

Even after a large meal, the selection of desserts remained. (The Enterprise/John L. Braese)

Familes and friends of all ages gathered in Brogan for an early St. Patrick's Day. (The Enterprise/John L. Braese)

Vale's Marvin Rempel chats with an old friend. (The Enterprise/John L. Braese)