The first ever predawn 5K for Ireland’s Pieta House in Philadelphia drew a large crowd who didn’t seem to mind the early hour or the drizzling rain.
Brigid Gallagher, a 26-year-old executive director of a nonprofit serving homeless veterans, was crowned on Saturday night at a gala event at The Radnor Hotel.
The local Irish community is raising money for Pieta House, an Irish organization that gives one-on-one counseling to people who are thinking of suicide, by participating in the international “Darkness Into Light” 5K on May 7 in the city. Pieta House founder Joan Freeman met with the local committee this week.
Conshohocken had another successful outing on Saturday, with hundreds of people lining Fayette Street for the St, Patrick’s Day festivities. We have loads of photos!
Vets who’ve been helped by one of The Claddagh Fund’s grantees, Healing Ajax, joined the band and its front man, Claddagh Fund founder Ken Casey, for a meet-and-greet before the show.
Mayor Jim Kenney renewed an old acquaintance with Philly’s Parade Grand Marshal Paul Doris at ceremonies on Thursday at City Hall.