Many celebrate with green beer, but next week, some St. Patrick’s Day revelers will get to puff the holiday away with stogies.
At an annual St. Patrick's Day gathering for the city's political and business elite, guests will be free to chomp on cigars, thanks to emergency legislation signed by D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty.
D.C. Council member Jack Evans
pushed for an exemption to the city's smoking ban for two groups, the Society of the Friendly Sons
of St. Patrick and Fight for Children, which hosts an annual boxing fundraiser in November.
Evans, who has attended past events told the Washington Post
it’s “perfectly appropriate for both organizations.” He said the emergency measure is for two nights a year and workers can opt out of working the events if they have health concerns.
Published at 12:48 PM EST on Mar 11, 2010 | Updated at 1:01 PM EST on Mar 11, 2010