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'Family Festive Fun ' event - Raffle sponsors and winners

Despite the terrible weather, we had a great turn out for our ‘Family Festive Fun’ event on Sunday, 8th Dec. 2019.

The children seemed to be having great fun at the activity tables with Ballintrillick Environmental Group Board members Ciara Barrett, Gayle Nagle and Ian Green and their assistants to make Christmas crafts, face painting, rolling, cutting and decorating cookies that were baked for the children to take away with them. Sligo Sudbury School sponsored the materials for Gayle’s Christmas slime activity. This proved to be a great success with children taking home 60 cups of slime!!

Whilst all the activities were going on in the hall and dining room, Pernille Burns provided a yoga activity for children and Lorraine Syron treated the children to multi activities through story telling in the lounge. Both ladies volunteered their services for our event so a special thank you to them. Pernille runs regular Yoga classes on Mondays for adults and Lorraine may be back at the Centre in the New Year with weekly classes so keep an eye on our website for further details.

Vendors were selling home baking, candy jars, arts, crafts, ceramics, flowers, Christmas decorations, jewellery. Cliffoney Country Market vendors were selling veg, jams, honey, hats, pottery, soap etc. so a great variety of products. 

As part of a school fundraiser, children from St. Aidan's National School, Ballintrillick, were selling their beautiful calendars and their parents were selling home baking. The children treated visitors to some beautiful music playing their violins which just added to the day, so a big thank you to them.

We had a great variety of prizes for our raffle so would like to acknowledge the support of our sponsors.  Details below of prizes, sponsors and winners:-

                      Prize                                          Sponsored by                                                Winner

1st prize      Hamper                                     Pat McGowan and
                                                                         Ballintrillick Environmental Group             Justin Warnock

2nd prize    €50 Simpsons voucher           Paddy Connolly                                             James Cullen 

3rd prize     Metal lantern                            BMG Hardware                                              Saorla Phelan

4th prize     Bottle of whiskey                     Donated to Centre on the day                     Carmel Flannery

5th prize     Bottle of Vodka                        Ballintrillick Environmental Group              Sean O’Reilly

6th prize     €20 cash                                   Paddy Joe Gallagher                                     Hugh Gallagher

7th prize     Bottle of wine                           Noreen Duignan                                             Cara Ewing

8th prize     Tin of biscuits                          Ballintrillick Environmental Group               Aileen Gau

9th prize     Box of chocolates                   Ballintrillick Environmental Group               Mercedes Feely

10th prize   Handmade wooden
                     Christmas ornament              Mick Geelan                                                    Mercedes Feely

So thank you to everyone who attended whether as a visitor, a vendor, joined in with the activities, donated prizes / bought tickets for the Raffle, gave your time to provide activities for the children or provide refreshments, we really are very grateful, we could not have done it all without your support.

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