The annual DiDomenico Foundation St. Patrick’s Day Celebration hosted by Senator Sal DiDomenico has become one of the most anticipated events of the year, and this year did not disappoint. Over 500 people attended the St. Patrick’s Day Roast and saw the top elected officials in the state roasting themselves and each other.
Speakers included Governor Maura Healey, Lieutenant Governor Kim Driscoll, Attorney General Andrea Campbell, Massachusetts State Senate President Karen Spilka, Boston Mayor Michelle Wu, State Auditor Diana DiZoglio, State Senator Lydia Edwards, State Representative Dan Ryan and Boston District 1 City Councilor Gabriela Coletta. In addition, over 75 elected officials from state and local government attended, including Governor’s Councilor Terry Kennedy and a large group of DiDomenico’s colleagues from the Senate. County officials in attendance included Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan, Suffolk County District Attorney Kevin Hayden and Middlesex County Clerk of Courts Michael Sullivan.
The Rock & Roll, Vocal and Grammy® Halls of Fame group The Platters® (“Only You,” “The Great Pretender,” “Twilight Time”) flew into Boston for a special performance that included several Irish favorites. In addition to a traditional Irish dinner, a blessing by Bishop Robert Brown of Zion Church Ministries, live Irish music and bagpipers, the Golden Shamrock Award was presented to Eliot Family Resource Center Program Director Liliana Patino M.Ed.