The public is invited to a traditional Summer Picnic featuring Jim O’Connor and the Boston Blackthorn Band at Hamel’s Summit View Pavilion 555 Northampton St Holyoke on Sunday August 28, 2022 1p-4p Rain or Shine. The event is sponsored by The Hibernians of Hampden/Hampshire Counties.
There will be Irish and Amercan Music, Dancing; Hot Dogs, Hamburgers; BBQ Chicken; Baked Beans; Dessert; Coffee; Cash Bar; Raffle; Children’s Games with Prizes.
Tickets are $20 for adults and children age 11 and up; children ages 6-10,$10. Reservations requestedby Monday August 22; call John Gaughan@860-904-3056 or Fran Hennessey@413-785-5687
There will be Irish and Amercan Music; Dancing; Hot Dogs, Hamburgers; BBQ Chicken; Baked Beans; Dessert; Coffee; Cash Bar; Raffle; Children’s Games with Prizes.
The Event is to benefit the Maurice A. Donahue Memorial Scholarship.
The late Maurice A. Donahue, Massachusetts Senate President, was a staunch supporter of the AOH. Maurice supported our speaker’s program, The Shanachie Newsletter, and the Makem-Clancy Concerts.
On April 26, 1980, our beloved Treasurer, the late John F. Kennedy, a local banker, announced that the AOH Scholarship would be named the Maurice A. Donahue Scholarship Award.
Since 1980, it is estimated that the club has awarded up to $60,000.00 to exemplary kin and/or relatives of AOH members. Monies were raised by the Shamrock Open, by the Ned Dean Golf Tournaments by Thomas Francis Dillon (1980-1994), the John F. Kennedy (Banker Jack) Golf Tournaments by Daniel P. Curran (1994-2006), and by the Irish Quilt Raffles by Paula Paoli, President and other members of the LAOH ( 2000-2012).
The AOH Irish Night, held annually, now renamed The Daniel P. Curran Irish Night, is the main fundraiser for the Maurice A. Donahue Scholarship fund, besides the other smaller events held throughout the year.