St Christopher’s: The Oasis was the venue on Saturday night last for a fundraising venture in aid of St. Christopher’s Services, Longford. The event was a huge success with over €2000 raised for this worthy cause. The large crowd were entertained by a line up of local artists, all of whom performed excellently. The Legan Branch of St. Christopher’s wishes to thank everybody who contributed to the night’s success; the performers, the sponsors of prizes, ticket sellers, refreshment providers, the Slowey family and especially the people who dug deep into their pockets to donate. Well done to all. A more comprehensive appreciation will follow next week. Footnote: It was a hectic couple of days for Branch treasurer Gerry Whyte who on the previous evening romped home on the aptly named Slowey’s Bar in the Donkey Derby at Longford Greyhound Track.
Night at the Dogs: A night at the greyhound races was organised by locals in aid of AWARE at Longford Greyhound Track on Friday night last 10th June 2011. The night was a huge success and highly entertaining for the very large crowd in attendance. The amount raised for this very important charity is sure to be most impressive, taking into account all the fundraising activities that took place throughout the night including the greyhound racing and also a highly exciting Donkey Derby. This thrilling Donkey Derby managed to evoke every emotion possible in the competitors and spectators alike it was so close. Congratulations to Gerry Whyte who crossed the finish-line first. The night went extremely well; it was fun-filled, action packed and its success is a real tribute to its organisers whose hard work in preparing for the event really paid off. Thank you to all who contributed and donated to this fundraiser. Monies raised will be greatly appreciated by AWARE, a very worthy charity in need of funds at all times.
Young Priests: St. Joseph’s Young Priests’ Society wishes to thank all who contributed to its Tea-Days on 21st. and 22nd. May. Your help is greatly appreciated. Funds raised are used to help educate students studying for the priesthood. In the year 2007 -2008 797 clerical students were assisted, 106 of these being Irish. We can all pray for an increase in vocations to the priesthood and religious life. Prayer is the most powerful force on earth.
Gardens: The Longford Federation ICA are holding their garden competitions now with adjudication taking place at the end of July to early August. Entries are required to be in before June 30th to Lilian Walsh on 086-6014661. The Flower Garden Competition is confined to ICA members only. The Vegetable Garden Competition is open to all gardeners, male and female in Co. Longford and the Children’s Section requires a small plot of either flowers or vegetables, this section is open to all children in Co. Longford.
GAA Lotto: Last week’s GAA Lotto draw was held in Connaughton’s, Rathowen for a jackpot of 1600 euro. The numbers drawn were 8, 11, 24 and 29. There was no jackpot winner. Match three winner of 100 euro was Ann Nugent. This week’s draw was held in Slowey’s for a jackpot of 1650 euro, results of which will be published next week.
Cemetery Masses: Cemetery Masses will take place in the local Cemeteries this July. Please inform relatives and friends of the deceased of the times and dates of the individual Cemetery Masses. They are as follows: Friday July 8th at 8.00pm in Foxhall Cemetery, Friday July 15th at 8.00pm in Kilglass Cemetery and Friday July 22nd at 8.00pm in Agharra Cemetery.
BBQ and Pig Roasting: The annual Legan Barbeque and Pig Roasting is set to take place on Saturday July 2nd 2011 with arrangements for the big day at an advanced stage now. Tickets for the event are on sale now, available from any local GAA member.
Aurora Club Outing: The Aurora Club had its first outing to Knock on Thursday last June 9th 2011 and it went very well with all involved enjoying the day wholeheartedly.
Congratulations: Congratulations to Paddy Donnelly, Newport whose greyhound Johnny Set-a-Side had a great victory at Mullingar Greyhound Races on Thursday last. Paddy’s greyhounds are having great success these days and long may it continue.