Boston Globe: Surprise 65th birthday party for Jake Kennedy draws a crowd

Family, friends, and more than 500 other well-wishers gathered Saturday night at a surprise 65th birthday party for Jake Kennedy, who co-founded the Christmas in the City charity in 1989. The event at the Seaport Hotel brought out Governor Charlie Baker, Mayor Marty Walsh, and a host of other notables. It was emceed by Michael Felger of NBC Sports Boston and 98.5 The Sports Hub. Donations were made to the Jake Kennedy ALS Fund, which has a goal of raising $1 million for ALS research.

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