Seeking escorts for Longford’s Roses

The Longford Rose Competition Committee is seeking escorts for this year’s Longford Rose Competition. Currently there are 12 roses competing for the title of Longford Rose 2011 and each rose requires an escort on her selection night.

The Longford Rose Competition Committee is seeking escorts for this year’s Longford Rose Competition. Currently there are 12 roses competing for the title of Longford Rose 2011 and each rose requires an escort on her selection night.

“We are actively seeking escorts for our roses,” said Grainne Fox, Chairperson of the 2011 Longford Rose Competition Committee and former Longford Rose. “Escorts must be aged between 21 and 30 years of age. If you are interested then please email longfordrose@gmail.com or visit www.roseoftralee.ie. It’s a great opportunity for escorts as they get to go to bootcamp and could end up in the Dome in Tralee in August.”

The 2011 Longford Rose competition was officially launched last Friday (March 25) in the Black Olive Restaurant, Longford.

“It was a brilliant occasion,” said Grainne speaking to the Leader. “We were delighted with the turnout and once again roses have come from all over Longford. Our selection night promises to be one to remember.”

The Longford Rose selection night will take place on April 16 next in the Longford Arms Hotel. Tickets will go on sale shortly and will be available from any of the participating roses, members of the committee, Hair Square, Black Olive Restaurant and Grasshopper.

“This is a really fantastic experience for the girls to meet new people and to develop their confidence,” said Grainne.

Funds raised at this year’s Longford Rose Competition will go towards the Longford Branch of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Ireland.

“Each year we are delighted to help a local charity,” said Grainne. “This year it is the turn of the Longford Branch of MS Ireland. It’s great to be able to get involved with local charities like this.”

Grainne was also quick to congratulate the hard work of all at the Black Olive Restaurant who hosted the launch night last weekend.

“The food was excellent and the setting was ideal for our occasion,” she said.