Bob Baines Blarney Breakfast inspires, entertains
"I guess they didn't know then how awesome I would turn out to be," Harris said to the laughter and loud applause of about 500 people attending the 14th annual Bob Baines Blarney Breakfast Wednesday at the Radisson.
Baines said Harris visited a couple of Manchester schools on Tuesday. A student asked him if he had a choice, would he be born with Down Syndrome.
The Blarney Breakfast was expected to raise $100,000 for three charities — Special Olympics NH, the American Red Cross and the Shirley Brulotte Fund for the International Institute of N.H.
As for Bob Baines, Spirou said he hadn't heard people applaud that loud for him since he announced he wasn't running for mayor. Baines introduced Spirou as the "Mayor of Spruce Street."
Christopher Duffley, 12, a blind and autistic singer, sang the national anthem and "God Bless America." The New Hampshire Police Association Pipes & Drums performed, and Atlantic Steps closed out the event with a performance of Ireland's oldest dance style, sean-nos.
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