HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) - The Holyoke St. Patrick's Committee awarded the highest local honor Thursday night.
Roger Patrick Donoghue was chosen to be the 63rd Grand Marshal for the 63rd annual St. Patrick's Parade.
Donoghue told 22News the Holyoke St. Patrick's Committee is like a family to him and he simply couldn't believe it when the committee announced his name.
“Sitting there, when they were reading the biography, about half way through, I realized who they were talking about. I just couldn't believe it,” said Donoghue.
The Holyoke St. Patrick's Road Race is Saturday March 22rd and the parade will be held on Sunday, March 23rd.