June 27th, 2015 1:26 am

First Posted: 2/24/2013

The green sports jacket fit perfectly.

On Saturday, Feb. 16, the Greater Pittston Friendly Sons of St. Patrick honored Past President Patrick Gilligan at the Annual Past Presidents Dinner at the Knights of Columbus in Pittston. A highlight of the evening was the presentation of the traditional Past President's green jacket.

The annual event heralds the upcoming 99th annual Greater Pittston Friendly Sons of St. Patrick Banquet on March 17 at the Woodlands Inn and Resort. Colonel Frank Noonan, Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner, is the principal speaker.

James Jay Duffy will serve as Grand Marshal and William Billy Anzalone is the General Chairman.

This year's Man of the Year is Mark Casper, and the W. Francis Swingle Award recipient is Andy Ashby.


Ticket prices are $65 for adults and $50 for guest under 21 years of age. Tickets can be purchased from any active member of the G.P. Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick or by stopping in the Knights of Columbus in Pittston any Thursday nights from 7-9 p.m.