The Parade is less than a week away and CBS Philadelphia has promised that it is going to be sunny, so I hope you are making plans to march with the Immigration Center.
But first, we have some other celebrations to announce.
Board members Joe Kelley Jr. and Tom Higgins to be honored – March 8, 2012
I am thrilled that two of our board members, Joseph T. Kelley Jr. of Kelley & Murphy and Thomas J. Higgins of PruFoxRoach were chosen to be in the Parade’s 2012 Ring of Honor, in recognition of their service to the Irish community.
Having worked with both Joe and Tom for the last two and a half years, I get to see first hand how hard they work and how much they care about the Irish community. It’s a honor for me to have such great board members and I’m delighted they will be recognised at the Parade.
Joe and Tom will be sashed at the annual Parade dinner, which will be held on Thursday, March 8 at 5:30 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel on Broad and Locust.
I hope you will be able to attend – to support Joe and Tom, to meet our Grand Marshall John Dougherty, and to support the Philadelphia St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
Toast for John Dougherty – Friday, March 9
Please join the Irish community as we toast our 2012 Grand Marshall John J. Dougherty onFriday, March 9 at 8 p.m. at Finnigan’s Wake.
Toasts will be offered by Senator Robert Casey, Congressman Bob Brady, Congressman Patrick Murphy and Councilman Bobby Henon.
Tickets are $50 and if you’d like information on sponsorship, please contact Bobby Gormley on 215-906-2023.
It’s going to be a great night – I hope I will see you there.
And finally, what you have all been waiting for – the Parade!
St. Patrick’s Day Parade – Sunday, March 11
All set for the Parade?
The Irish Immigration Center will be gathering at 19th and JFK at 12 p.m. this Sunday, March 11 to take part in the Philadelphia St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
It’s going to be sunny, and maybe even warm, so a perfect day. I hope you’ll join us for the Parade and then for our after-party at The Bards, with IN-Philly, the Irish American Business Chamber and the Brehons.
See you on Thursday. Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig oraibh!