March 27, 2018
Utica, NY – The luck of the Irish came through for six happy ticket-holders.
On March 25th, as a roomful of hopefuls at the Celtic Harp held their collective breath, Utica St. Patrick’s Day officials drew the names of six lucky prize winners in the annual 2018 St. Patrick’s Parade Raffle.
The popular raffle is conducted by the Great America Irish Festival each year to defray the costs of putting on the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
Taking home the prizes this year were:
1st Prize (party for 20 in the 1888 Tavern, FX Matt Brewing Company) – Kurtis Szczesniak
2nd Prize (private catered dinner for 6 by O’Connor’s “A Moveable Feast”) – Peter Karl
3rd Prize ($100 Certificate for The Tailor & The Cook Restaurant) – Will Robertson
4th Prize ($100 certificate to the Celtic Harp) – Joe Babicz
5th Prize (4 tickets to “The Bad Boys of Comedy” at The Stanley Theatre, and a $25 dinner for 2 at Griffin’s Pub) – Jenna Irizarry
6th Prize (four weekend passes to the Great American Irish Festival, July 27 and 28, 2018) – Chris Testa
Raffle Chairperson Mary Lou Manchester thanked the many (many) people who bought tickets, and especially wanted to recognize the generosity of the businesses listed above, who continue to support our Irish community year after year (hint: a good way for you to say ‘thank you’ is to support their business throughout the year!).