Longford Tidy Towns hosted their annual Night at the Dogs last week, and by all accounts, night number 9 was a great success.
The annual event, which first took place in 2005, is the main fundraiser for Longford Tidy Towns, and raises much-needed funds for the organisation and its work. Longford Tidy Towns are responsible for a number of initiatives in the town, being on the front line when it comes to keeping the town clean, tidy and presentable.
On Friday May 24th, Longford punters took to the Greyhound Track to chance their luck and to raise much-needed funds for the “enhancement” of the town. “It turned out to be a very successful evening” said Longford Tidy Towns Chairperson, Andy O’Dowd, adding that this year saw a bigger crowd than normal turn up to the event. It seemed that even Mother Nature is fond of a flutter, as Andy points out that it was a “fine evening” despite the colder weather in the days leading up to the event.
Andy was keen to express his gratitude to all the various sponsors on the night, from those who sponsored the dogs to those who sponsored the refreshments and the hot food that was served on the night. Thanks also go to the management and staff of the Greyhound Track for the facilities on the night.