On Saturday, March 15, 2014 the Townie Association in partnership with Charlestown Youth Football & Cheerleading League will be hosting the “Townie Toast” at the Knights of Columbus in Charlestown. The Townie Toast is a sendoff and a salute to the 2013 Mayor of Charlestown, Shannon Lundin – where she will give a “State of the Town” address. It will also be the official kickoff for the 2014 Mayor of Charlestown Race. Potential candidates will have the opportunity to “throw their name in the hat” at the event to run for Mayor and submit applications. In celebration for Saint Patrick’s Day, the event will feature an Irish concert by Ireland the Band, Irish step-dancing from the Woods School of Irish Dance, and Charlestown’s own DJ Smokey Cain. There will be lots of raffles and an Irish themed door prize. Doors will open at 8 pm. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. For tickets, call Sean Boyle at 617 784 4519. Proceeds will benefit both the Townie Association Inc. and Charlestown Youth Football & Cheerleading League. The Townie Toast is being sponsored by Whole Foods Market, Charlestown.