WESTFIELD — The Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce will present a St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast on Friday, March 16 at Westfield State University in Scanlon Hall located at 577 Western Ave., Westfield. Registration begins at 7:15 a.m., with breakfast at 7:30 a.m., and the program will begin at 7:50 a.m.
The guest speaker is Bo Sullivan, who was recently named executive director of the Irish Cultural Center in West Springfield.
The event is sponsored by Westfield State University and Republic Services. A 50/50 raffle will support three chamber scholarship awards, for one student each from the Westfield, Southwick, and Gateway Regional public schools. Corsages will be provided by Flowers by Webster. The chief greeter will be Chuck Kelly of Flowers by Webster.
The chamber will also recognize this year’s Sons of Erin Colleen, Mackenzie Hope Rogers, and her court: Maddeline Frey, Catie Laraway, Jasmine Malonchleb, and Brianna Weltlich. In addition, the chamber will recognize Sons of Erin Irishwoman of the Year Kara Herman, Irishman of the Year Peter Miller Sr., and Parade Marshall Joanne Miller.
The guests will also hear from Mayor Brian Sullivan, state Sen. Don Humason Jr., state Rep. John Velis, and Westfield State University President Ramon Torrecilha. WSKB 89.5 will broadcast live in Scanlon Hall. As guests arrive, they will be entertained by bagpiper Roger Bernier.
Contact Pam Bussell at (413) 568-1618 or email@example.com for tickets, sponsorships, or to donate a door prize. The cost is $25 for members and $35 for general admission. RSVP by Monday, March 9.