HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – World renowned Irish dancer Jean Butler has been chosen to receive the prestigious Ambassador Award from the Holyoke St. Patrick’s parade committee.
The Ambassador Award recipient is someone who has furthered cooperation between Ireland and the United States.
Holyoke Attorney Fred Sullivan helped select Jean Butler for the award, “She introduced awareness of Irish dancing and Irish culture and now that she’s moved on to other fields, she brings the influence of Irish dancing.”
Jean Butler will receive the award on the morning of March 22nd, just before the start of the Holyoke St. Patrick’s parade, where she’ll occupy a place of honor.