NEW BRITAIN - New Britain Elks Lodge No. 957 will be honoring a New Britain veteran Tuesday during its its annual Irish Night.
The event is set for 6 p.m. at the lodge, 30 Washington St.
The Irishman of The Year award will be presented to Brig. Gen. Ralph F. Hedenberg, director of joint staff for the Connecticut National Guard. Hedenberg, a New Britain native, is a University of Connecticut graduate who has earned advanced degrees from both the U.S. Army War College and the Naval Post Graduate School.
Mayor Erin Stewart, an Elk herself, will attend as an honored guest.
The cost is $15 per person, with a first-responder discount of $10 per person or $15 per couple. Identification is required. Tickets can be bought at the door or in advance at the lodge’s beverage service area from 3 p.m. to closing.
- Skyler Frazer, @sfrazernbh