Monday, December 21, 2015

Thanks for 'hugely successful' Christmas Fair

Front Row - Breda Kelly, Imelda O Connor, Eimear Collier, Beverly Browne, Aisling O Sullivan, Tanya Flanagan, Sinéad Forde (Chairperson), Hazel Galvin , Carol O Connor, Ciara Morgan, Angela Legg, Jay Lambert Mills. Back Row - Fiona Taylor, Feile Morris, Lavina Sunderland, Dara Coleman (Vice Chairpseron), Audrey O Reilly (Treasurer), Debbie O Brien, Sarah Harte (Vice Treasurer), Joan O Byrne (Vice Secretary), Carol O Beirne (Secretary), Val Ryan, Teresa O Loughlin.

The Annual Scoil Bhride Christmas Fair, organised by the Parents Association of the school, took place on Sunday 6th December 2015, writes Sinéad Forde. The fair took place in the newly renovated and extended school building and it was a huge success with a great turn out on the day!

The event kicked off at 12:30 with Vincent Fanning ensuring all who attended were in the Christmas spirit with festive music being played throughout the fair. The school choir provided everyone a chance to enjoy some carols and we would like to say a massive thank you to both Vincent, the teachers and of course all of the members of the choir!

Stalls on the day included a mixture of local businesses – cakes, arts and crafts, cosmetics, candles, jams, hampers, clothes to name but a few along with stalls presented by the Parents Association, including the most enjoyable cup of tea and coffee for visitors! Santa made an appearance in his new grotto to hear those all-important lists and was a great hit with the kids. A superb festive spirit was experienced by all who attended and some fantastic prizes were on offer through the raffle!

As always the aim of the fair is to raise funds for the school and once again a hugely successful outcome was achieved. This would not be possible without the local co-operation of our kind sponsors, of whom are listed below. We would like to publically acknowledge and thank all of our sponsors for the on-going support to the local school, without whose kind donations this event would not be possible. Finally, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you the public, all parents, guardians, children, Ms Flanagan and all members of the school staff for your support which makes this annual fair a truly wonderful community event.

Sponsors: Curragh Lawn Nursing Home, Spout, Kaymed, Newbridge Silverware, Bord Na Mona, EuroSpar, Dunleas, Kildare Village, Burkes Chemist, Daybreak, The Cottonwood Tree, Toddlers & Wobblers, John Cradock, Applegreen, Ellen's Hair Salon, Naas Racecourse, Shabby Chic, Fallons, Hair Emporium, Newbridge Greyhound Stadium, O’Connell’s Pub, Punchestown Racecourse, Armelle's Bakery, Murphy’s Surveys, Murphy Design & Build Solutions, Number 5 B&B, Gers Fruit & Veg, Swans on the Green, Bardons, Nicola Kennedy Opticians, Secret Kloset, The River Cafe, Nolans, Kilcullen Tyre Centre, CNC, HeadRush Hair Salon, Berneys Chemist, Value World, The Powder Room, Auntie Anne's Country Crèche, Five Star, The Fountain, Kidz Akademy, Irish National Stud, Joeys Hideout, The Final Furlong, Jane Russell, Healy Tyres and Service Centre, B O'Connell Financial Services, Brennans Hardware, Smullen Transport, Kildare Farm Foods, Eilis's Hair Salon, Liffey Barbers, Killashee Hotel, Collins Dental Surgery, Shelly's Barbers, Elms, Tesco, Supervalu Newbridge, Curragh Racecourse, East Garden Chinese, Berneys Saddlery, Whitewater Centre, Value World, Angela Legg, K Bowl, Kildare Farm Foods, McTernans, Naas Racecourse, Castlemartin Estate. Go Raibh Mile Maith Agat.