Friendly Sons cancelled

The $100 per person and $900 per table Friendly Sons of St. Patrick affair scheduled for next week at the Encore Hotel and Casino has been cancelled.

The tendency right now is for large affairs of that kind to be put off or cancelled entirely because of the rising fear of the possible spread of the coronavirus.

In Boston, that city’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade has been called off, as well as many of the typical St. Paddy’s Days celebrations.

Also called off are large gatherings of all kinds from medical symposiums to some high school sporting events.

Friendly Sons event organizers had appeared to be stumbling along, somewhat paralyzed by the poor prospects for a big turnout or of a turnout of any kind worth noting because of the potential coronavirus implications.

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Friendly Sons Name Councilor John Leo McKinnon as Public Servant Honoree

The Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick have announced their public servant honoree for the year 2018 to be honored at the Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick’s Annual Dinner at the Edward G. Connolly Center, 90 Chelsea Street in Everett at 7:00 pm on March 15th.

Past honorees include Clerk of Committees John Burley, City Solicitor Colleen Mejia and the late School Committee member Robert Carreiro. Continue reading Friendly Sons Name Councilor John Leo McKinnon as Public Servant Honoree

Friendly Sons Dinner March 15

Bill Perkins, Bill and Brenda Marchant, Gene O’Brien, and Frances X. Hogan Will Be Honored

The Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick have announced their honorees for the year 2018 to be honored at the Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick’s Annual Dinner at the Edward G. Connolly Center, 90 Chelsea Street in Everett at 7:00 pm on March 15th. The honorees will receive the traditional shillelagh as a token of gratitude for their dedication to community service. The dinner is a light-hearted evening filled with laughter and comradery in the true Irish tradition. There will be a cocktail hour from 6pm – 7pm. Continue reading Friendly Sons Dinner March 15