Seven days early yet with plenty of Irish spirit, the Masons of St. Peter's Lodge in New Milford paid tribute March 10 to St. Patrick's Day.

On hand to enjoy a tasty corned beef and cabbage dinner, replete with all the fixings, were about 75 folks including members, their families and friends, as well as community residents simply lured by the good food and festivities.

The Gray School Irish Dancers provided entertainment, too, at the Aspetuck Avenue lodge, just up the hill from the Village Green.

Proceeds will benefit the Clarence Burden Music Award.