Moran, Eckbreth named as honorees for St. Patrick’s Day

MANCHESTER — The St. Patrick’s Day Committee will hold its 35th annual dinner dance Feb. 24 at the Elks Club on Bissell Street.

Doors will open at 6 p.m. There is a suggested donation of $25 to enjoy the corned beef and cabbage dinner and music by Andy Healy from Boston.

The committee is honoring Mayor Jay Moran as the town marshal and board director Cheri Eckbreth as the town honoree.

Moran received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut and a master’s degree in management from Albertus Magnus. He and his wife, Patty, have raised their four children in Manchester. When their youngest daughter, Julia, died in 2005, Moran was inspired to give back to the community.

Moran, a Democrat, has been mayor since 2014 and has been involved in local politics since 2007, when he began serving on the Board of Education.

He is the director of athletics at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, after holding that title at the University of Bridgeport and Albertus Magnus University.

Eckbreth has been on the Board of Directors since 2005 and is the leader of the board’s Republican minority.

Eckbreth received a bachelor’s degree in psychology and health care from LaSalle University.

The event is almost sold out. To purchase tickets, contact Tom Tierney at 860-478-8154.

 

Originally published by the Journal Inquirer

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