Results of Inny Anglers Lotto held on Friday, 11th July for a jackpot of 5,150 euro. Numbers drawn were 11, 13, 24 and 30. There was no jackpot winner. Special draw winners of 40 euro each were Marcella Donnelly and John Kenny. This weekâ€™s draw takes place in Mitchells for a jackpot of 5,200 euro.
Results of GAA Lotto draw held on Monday, 7th July in Sloweys for a jackpot of 9,750 euro. Numbers drawn were 5, 9, 10 and 19. There was no jackpot winner. Match three winners of 50 euro each were Bridget Boylan and Willie Keenan. This weekâ€™s draw took place in the Hill, Carrickboy and results will be published next week.
This Thursday, July 17th, Mass and blessing of graves will be celebrated in Agharra cemetery at 8pm.
Booking for the next Aurora Club tour are being taken. Ring Bridget or Valerie for information.
Judging for the annual garden competition will take place over the next couple of weeks. Flower garden for members only vegetable garden open competition; vegetable patch garden for children. For information ring Angela 086 1687372. Following the huge success of our craft day in the Temperance Hall on 5th July our next busy day is July 26 when we once again run Cafe at Longford Agricultural Show in Moydow. The inter guild competition at the show is tea brack round tin eight inch, tea cosy any medium and mixed flower arrangement 12 inch diameter with one candle.
Presentation of cheque for 7,240 euro will be made on Sunday, 20th July at 9pm to a representative of St Lukeâ€™s Cancer Care and Research. BBQ food and live music by Baltrad will follow. Many organisations, both local and national have benefited from the funds raised at the annual pig roasting fundraiser in Legan and this year the chosen charity was Cancer Care and Research. There is not a family in any parish or community in Ireland that have not been touched by this affliction so motivation was never going to be an issue for this yearâ€™s project. The decision was taken to extend the event this year into a family weekend so as to provide entertainment and activities for the young and the not so young, but at the same time maintaining the core objective of raising as much funds as possible. The extension into a weekend event was always going to present a challenge but nonetheless it never diminished the enthusiasm of the organising committee. The sense of community spirit was never more apparent than that shown by local tradesmen and helpers who gave freely of their time and expertise in making sure that the site was safe and fully prepared for the weekend ahead. On Saturday the 28th of June we ran our traditional pig roasting and barbecue. The very large crowd in attendance enjoyed the food that was so beautifully prepared and boogied to their hearts content to the fabulous music which created a real party atmosphere. On Sunday the 29th proceedings began with outdoor bingo and this surely had to be a novel way to mark your numbers and topping up your sun tan at the same time. Not to be out done the little ones had their face painting as well as the antics of our two clowns Bobo and Coco to keep them entertained and this all conveniently lead into the highlight of the weekend, the releasing of the balloons. People were invited to purchase a balloon in honour of those that are fighting this dreadful disease or those that have lost the valiant battle. We were delighted to have Dermot Bannon from RTE join us for this special moment and on his direction the balloons were released. The sight of the various colours of balloons drifting off against a perfect sky was something to behold but by the same token they also held a personal story for the person that released them. The weekend raised the phenomenal figure of 7240 euro which has been sent to the Friends of St Lukeâ€™s. This charity has raised in excess of 30 million euro to date and this money goes towards the care, cure and comfort of all those patients in their hospitals. In addition, it has also supported a large range of cancer research by funding a 225,000 euro grant and support for clinical trials being researched including lung, breast , endometrial, spinal cord compression and prostrate cancers. The amount of money raised would not have been possible were it not for the support of both the local and surrounding communities by the purchase of tickets in advance and the attendance at our events. The donations that were given in addition to the spot prizes that were donated for our raffles, contributed hugely to the success of the occasion. I would like to extend a large and sincere thank you to all that helped make the fundraiser the success that it was and feel assured that the funds we raised will help go towards fighting and winning the battle against cancer.