Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Tomorrow night is appreciation night

Tomorrow night is one where Kilcullen can show its appreciation for individuals and groups who go beyond the ordinary to help make the community a better place to live, writes Brian Byrne.

It's the annual Kilcullen Tidy Towns & Community Awards night, which will take place in the Town Hall, from 8pm.

The Tidy Towns Awards include (Estates) Best Green Area, Best Large Estate, Best Small estate, and Most Improved estate; and (Businesses) Best Business Premises, Most Improved Business, Best Window Display, and Business Contribution to Tidy Towns (New)

For some of you, the kind of person who gets a Community Award is that person in your circle who always has the back of you or your friends and acquaintances when there’s a problem? Who, usually quietly, offers support, friendship, or just takes charge when necessary?

Or there’s the person who gives spare time constantly to helping with a community or charitable organisation? Or a network of people who keep things going in the community, simply because they want to?

Then there are groups, small and larger, who help out as fundraisers for a cause, often in a ‘pop-up’ fashion for a specific need. They too don’t do it for the fame, but because it’s in their nature to do the right thing when it needs to be done.

Kilcullen has a large cohort of such people and groups. This year's awardees are already selected, and tomorrow night they'll be given recognition by Kilcullen Community Action.

Come along and give them a bit of direct appreciation yourself.