All of Ellicottville is saddened with the passing of Bob McCarthy and many people have stepped forward to make sure that Irish Christmas continues. Indeed it will! Renamed “Bob McCarthy’s” Irish Christmas, the Rotary Club of Ellicottville will ensure that this fantastic event will continue in Bob’s honor.
It was McCarthy who said, “I love doing Irish Christmas, which is a night of Irish magic. I don’t know how the magic gets there, but it just does. That’s the beauty of it.”
For 11 years, the Irish Christmas fundraiser has become an event to remember, and one that locals and weekenders alike don’t miss. It starts with McCarthy’s wagon parked in the village to collect new toys and gifts for Santa’s Workshop and the Sheriffs Santa Program, which provides gifts to make Christmas a little special for less fortunate families. It ends with a great evening party and fundraising auction.
The final details are being worked out, but the intention is to continue the way Bob wanted it and some of Bob’s creations will be the highlight of the evening’s auction.
The spirit of the season is unmatched in Ellicottville, and Bob McCarthy’s Irish Christmas is a perfect opportunity to share it with friends. Remember to mark your calendar for Friday, Dec. 2 at 6 p.m. to share the spirit with friends to help give back to families in the community.
Look for more information on the event in the Ellicottville Times as details are worked out.