FARMERS MARKET: The last Farmers Market at Streete Parish Park before Christmas takes place from 10a.m. to 12 noon this Saturday morning.
As the market is indoor and heated don't worry about the weather. Our caf facility for tea, coffee and scones, cakes etc. from our suppliers is getting more popular by the week and may sit, chat and meet friends. This week we expect to have some treats including complimentary mulled wine and tea & coffee. Homemade Christmas cakes, Christmas Puddings, Mince pies, and much, much more will be available, as will Homemade Cards, Wreaths, Decorations etc. Pat & Mary have a wonderful display of Handmade Timber gifts. Tess has her own Knitwear. Antoinette displays the range of Aloe Vera products and is qualified to give advice. Fresh Vegetables, Potatoes, Jams, Chutneys etc. Also Boxty, Country Butter, Local Honey and more so give us a call on Saturday morning. Any queries please call Brian 086 2596656. Try to bring a friend with you.
Mgr. Earley hopes to try again this Thursday, 16th to call to all sick and housebound in the parish, weather permitting.
All are invited and will be very welcome to the Annual Christmas Carol Service in the Church of Ireland, Streete Village this Sunday, 19th at 4p.m.
Hopefully the Parish Choir might sing on Christmas Eve with folk music on Christmas Day. All welcome to join in.
The parents Group of St Fintan's National School held their very successful Fair in the Complex last Sunday with something for everyone. Winners of the Main Raffle were as follows - 1st Prize 150 euro Dunne's Voucher, Kitty Tighe; 2nd 75 euro Dunne's Voucher Bernie O'Connell; 3rd Mr. Crumb Hamper, John Kavanagh; Voucher for Fiddlers Green, Libby Kyle; 5th Martin Fagan Wine, Cyprian Connaughton; 6th Sheelin Meats Voucher Linda Butler and 7th Sweets & Wine, Julia Badrick. A sincere thanks to all who helped in any way and all who donated. M.C. was Brian Nerney.
Takes place in Streete Parish Park at 8.30p.m. next Monday night. This is the last session before Christmas the next session will be the first Monday in January. We wish all our regulars a very happy and safe Christmas and New Year.
STREETE WILDLIFE CLUB
All members are reminded that the next vermin count is on next Tuesday night 21st December at 7.30pm, and the first count in 2011 is on the 4th January, and the first club fox shoot is on the 9th January.
The club Christmas party is on this Saturday night 18th December in the Cornmill Pub Boherquill starting with a four course dinner at 8.30pm sharp, and there will also be music with DJ Val.
The winner of the club lotto draw on this Saturday night in both the Devine's Lismacaffrey and The Cornmill Boherquill will win €50. No draw on the 25/12/10 or 1/1/11.
As this is the last club notes for 2010 we wish all our members and their families, and everyone who has helped us over the past year a Happy Christmas and New Year.
Any queries re use of the parish Complex please call Jimmy on 0879287129.
Opportunities for walking have been very scarce in the recent wintry weather, so the Ramblers had plenty of energy for dancing at their Christmas Party in Feerick's Hotel in Rathowen on Saturday December 11th. Some of the group were unable to travel on the icy roads and they sent their apologies, but those who were able to attend thoroughly enjoyed the night. All were agreed that Feerick's varied menu of excellent food got the evening off to a good start and DJ Pat Masterson's music made sure the enjoyment continued late into the night. Patricia Bruton and Maura McLoughlin arranged the raffle, for which tickets were sold, and the proceeds of 222 euro will be donated to the Mullingar branch of St. Vincent de Paul. The First Prize in the raffle, a Christmas cake made by Patricia Bruton, went to John and Siobhan of Longford; Hughie McLoughlin and Margaret Baxter won a hamper each and there were many other prizes. The Ramblers would like to thank John and the staff of Feerick's, and Pat Masterson, for helping to make the party such an enjoyable occasion and thanks also to all those who donated prizes for the raffle.
There will be no walk on Sunday December 19th as everyone's Christmas preparations will be in full swing by then, so the Ramblers will meet again for their usual charity walk in Mullaghmeen Forest at 11am on St. Stephen's Day.
In the meantime; Best Wishes and a Happy and Healthy Christmas to all Ramblers and their families.
The last Streete Farmer's Market before Christmas will be held on Saturday December 18th in the Sports Centre, from 10am until noon. This very popular enterprise will have lots of Christmas goodies on offer as well as a few surprises.
STREETE BOWLS CLUB
The weather has taken its toll on our fixtures. We intend to hold play-offs upon Tuesday to decide who will progress to the semi-final stage. The semi-final and final matches will be held the following week. Credit must be given to our players who braved atrocious weather conditions to come and practice their bowling. New members are always welcome to join our Club so why not take up the sport of bowls in the New Year.