On February 1, the ICC held our drawing for the Saint Brigid’s Day raffle at the Irish House Restaurant and Trinity Pub. It was a full house and a huge success, thanks to so many volunteers! Congratulations to Carey Noonan for winning the big prize, a trip for two to Ireland on his choice of one of three ICC group tours in 2018. A special thanks to Brian De Staic Jewellers of Dingle, for the donation of our second prize, a beautiful 14K Saint Brigid’s cross necklace. Congratulations to Helen Burnham of Portsmouth, NH on her win.
Raffle organizer Deb Brady gave a warm welcome as guests waited with baited breath to hear the winners called. Thanks for your hard work Deb! ICC President Sean Cahillane and new Executive Director Bo Sullivan also spoke. Danny Eaton from the Majestic Theater said a few words about Saint Brigid, and invited all to the March 3 matinee of Outside Mullingar, which is a fundraiser for the ICC. Deb Brady, Bo Sullivan and ICC board member and travel coordinator extraordinaire Rose Baker all took part in the big drawing.
Thanks to all the local businesses who helped the ICC in the sale of raffle tickets! In Holyoke: Bresnahan Insurance, Highland Card and Gift, and Mrs. Mitchell’s Kitchen; in West Springfield: Elm Street Deli, RF Miller Framing, Flowers by Webster, and Foley Insurance; and in Chicopee: McClelland’s Florist.