Following an open call to recruit new members for the 31st Athboy St. Patrick’s Day Parade, a group of enthusiastic people gathered at the Darnley Lodge Hotel on Monday February 2nd. A new committee was elected as follows, Paudie Miggin (Chairperson), Fiona Hamill (Secretary), Colm Brown (Treasurer) and Eimear Harte-Miggin (PRO).
The committee have a planned a series of fundraisers kicking off with a table quiz on Thursday, February 19th to take place in Floods bar at 9pm sharp. Following that, they will have a church gate collection on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd. To conclude there will be bag packing available in Centra over the last weekend of the month. The parade will go ahead at 12.30pm on Tuesday, March 17th.
All industries, businesses, clubs, associations and schools are invited to represent themselves with a float or any other display of their choice. This year the committee are running with a “BACK TO THE FUTURE” theme. Although inspired by the movie, your float or walking group can interpret the theme your own way. The committee encourage you to have fun with this theme to make your float entertaining, engaging and help ensure that this year’s parade is fun for everybody.
If you would like to join the St. Patrick’s Day team or have a query you can call Fiona Hamill on (087) 776 0851, email firstname.lastname@example.org or find us on Facebook. Meeting takes place every Monday night in the Darnley Lodge at 9pm, all are welcome to attend.