McGonagle laments missing St. Patrick’s Day gala

Just as we thought things couldn’t get worse during this period of the pandemic, we come to St. Patrick’s Day again, with no celebration by the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick headed up by Everett’s popular state Rep. Joe McGonagle.

This will be the second year in a row without a Friendly Sons dinner and political roast.

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day without a public celebration, the traditional dinner and the Irish music is a shame, especially for McGonagle.

From year to year for many years, he has put his heart and soul into the annual celebration.

“We must continue the battle against the virus and then next year we’ll have a major celebration,” McGonagle told the Leader Herald.

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