AARP Chapter 710 President Tom Owings, at far right, joins with 2023 Best Irish Couple Lisa and Nick Careyote, Best Irish Gentleman Jack Tryon and Best Irish Lady Kathy Racz. (Photos courtesy of Sea Isle City)

Dozens of members of AARP Chapter 710, of Sea Isle City, gathered at The Crab Trap Restaurant to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on March 9.

Most were donned in green attire or shamrock-trimmed accessories – and each experienced “the luck of the Irish” as they enjoyed camaraderie and good conversation.

One highlight of the luncheon was AARP Chapter 710’s annual “Best Dressed Irish” competition.

The winners of that event included Best Irish Couple Lisa and Nick Careyote, of Ocean View; Best Irish Gentleman Jack Tryon, of Sea Isle City; and Best Irish Lady Kathy Racz, of Ocean View.

AARP members enjoy the luncheon.

To award them for their stylish efforts, each winner was invited to attend a future AARP luncheon free of charge.

To learn more about AARP Chapter 710, send a letter to P.O. Box 22, Sea Isle City, N.J. 08243 – or attend one of their regular meetings at 12 noon on the second Thursday of the month inside Sea Isle City’s Community Lodge, 300 JFK Boulevard (autumn through spring).

To view a collection of photos taken at AARP Chapter 710’s St. Patrick’s Celebration, go to and click the “Photo Gallery” link on the bottom of the home page.