March 27, 2019
Utica, NY – The luck of the Irish came through for seven happy ticket-holders.
On March 24th, as a roomful of hopefuls at the Celtic Harp held their collective breath, Utica St. Patrick’s Day officials drew the names of seven lucky prize winners in the annual 2019 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) – Colleen Jackson
2nd Prize ($100 Certificate for The Tailor & The Cook Restaurant) – Claire Murphy
3rd Prize (private catered dinner for 6 by O’Connor’s “A Moveable Feast”) – Pat Costello
4th Prize ($100 certificate to the Celtic Harp) – Sis Kuzio
5th Prize (4 tickets to RAEL concert at The Stanley Theatre – Becca Scotellaro
6th Prize (four weekend passes to the 2019 Great American Irish Festival) – Ray Houle
7th Prize (Utica Comets team signed jersey) – Courtney Wheelock
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!).