On Friday, December 5, Ellicottville’s favorite Irishman Bob McCarthy will host the annual Irish Christmas party at the Gin Mill Restaurant at 20 W. Washington Street in the village. This annual event benefits Santa’s Workshop and Family Support, a non-profit organization that helps 100+ needy families around the holidays and throughout the year.

The signature activity, a uniquely spirited live auction, gives you the opportunity to snag some terrific hotel and ski packages, handmade Irish gift items and some of the best pies you’ve ever tasted that are packaged in McCarthy’s handmade wooden pie boxes – items you’ll want to keep and admire for years to come. For more information or to volunteer, call (716) 699-8758 or (716) 997-9649.