More than 500 youths and their families ventured to the area of Temple and Sherbrook streets on Saturday, March 15 to celebrate the annual Shamrock Shootout.
"Mount Washington Bank, State Rep. Ed Coppinger, the Corrib Charitable Trust, and countless others made this great day possible and West Roxbury Main Streets simply wants to say thanks," Michael Iceland, Executive Director of WRMS, said in a statement. "This is what makes West Roxbury so great. A couple of neighbors came together years ago to put on this great gathering, and it gets better and better every year. It was fun to see everyone out there, from Mayor Walsh to the Bruins mascot, to firefighters and Irish step dancers. Temple street was the place to be. A street sign was even put up marking it as 'Shamrock Shootout Way.'"
Mt. Washington Bank donated a check of $1,000 to the effort, as well as 700 custom water bottles and 500 custom shamrock clappers.
The annual event features music, Irish step dancing and food, as well as appearances by the Suffolk County Sheriff's Department Honor Guard and the Boston Fire Deparmtent. Mascots from the Boston Bruins and Northeastern University were also on hand, and the event was sponsored by Mt. Washington Bank, The Corrib Pub and Restaurant and a host of local unions.
Winners of the tournament each year have their names inscribed in a Beanpot-style trophy that makes the rounds at various venues in West Roxbury.