MEDIA ADVISORY: House and Senate to celebrate SS. Patrick and Joseph Days to honor Irish and Italian culture
STATE HOUSE — The Senate and House of Representatives will celebrate both Irish and Italian culture Thursday, March 14, as the legislative chambers observe both St. Patrick’s Day and St. Joseph’s Day.
In the House, the celebration will begin at the conclusion of business. An Italian toast will be given by Rep. Samuel A. Azzinaro (D-Dist. 37, Westerly) and the Italian heritage address will be delivered by Providence Municipal Court Judge Frank Caprio, whose court proceedings are shown on the television program “Caught in Providence.” An Irish poem will be offered by Rep. Joseph M. McNamara (D-Dist. 19, Warwick, Cranston), an Irish toast will be given by Rep. James B. Jackson (D-Dist. 26, West Warwick, Coventry Warwick), and Barbara S. Cottam, chairwoman of the Rhode Island Board of Education, will deliver the Irish heritage address.
The Senate will also conduct its celebration at the conclusion of business. The Irish heritage address will be delivered by Jo-Ann Ryan, majority leader of the Providence City Council. The Italian heritage address will be delivered by Gene Valicenti of NBC10 News. The Irish celebration will have musical selections by Marie O’Loughlin Jenkins, while the Italian celebration will have accordion music by Vincent D’Adamo, doorman for the Senate.
For more information, contact:
Daniel Trafford, Publicist
State House Room 20
Providence, RI 02903