The 25th annual Manhattan Irish Fest took place March 1 and 2 in downtown Manhattan.
The Irish American Society of County Will hosted the event in conjunction with the Village of Manhattan.
In 2018, the IASCW officially announced that the King & Queen Scholarship will forever be named the “Michael J. McHugh Memorial King & Queen Scholarship.”
McHugh was a lifelong Manhattan area resident and business owner who dedicated himself to the community. He was a founding member of the IASCW in 1981 and one of the founding organizers of the Manhattan Irish Fest. Mike gave back to his community in many ways and loved to talk about his Irish heritage.
The 2019 MIF Committee was proud to announce the 2019 winners of the Michael J. McHugh Memorial King & Queen Scholarship.
The King award goes to Jason Cler and the Queen award goes to Holly Hilebrand, both of Lincoln-Way West High School. Each student will receive a $1,000 scholarship toward the school of his/her choice.
The Manhattan Irish Fest has awarded $29,000 in scholarships since 2004.