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Glenties Notes 29th December 2009

Sympathy
Sincere sympathy is extended to the wife and family of Johnny Browne, Askeaton, Co. Limerick, (formerly of Ardconnell, Glenties), who died last week, to his brother, Patrick, Derries, his uncle Johnny O’ Donnell, Stranalough, his aunt Madge Gallagher, Station Road, Glenties, his sisters and brothers and to all the relatives and friends.

New Arrival
Congratulations to Lorraine and Raymond Brennan, Station Road, Glenties on the birth recently of their second child, a baby sister (Sophie) for Annie.

Playgroup / Afterschool
Winners of the Playgroup / Afterschool Draw were – 1st Prize – A Hamper – Martin Mc Dyer. 2nd Prize – Medium Hamper – Angela Mc Dyer. 3rd Prize – Small Hamper – David Fuller. 4th Prize – Homemade Christmas Cake – Mary Boyle and 5th Prize – Chocolates & Wine – Donal Mc Closkey. Thanks to everyone who supported us throughout the year, the Firemen, who hosted our Christmas Party and everyone who donated items for the Hampers. A special thanks to Martin Breslin and Kieran Kennedy who sponsored the Turkey and Ham. Happy New Year to everyone. Pre-school / Afterschool will reopen on Thursday 7th January 2010.

Thanks
The recent Care of the Aged Collection in Glenties amounted to €1, 016 and in Edeninfagh to € 60. Sincere thanks to everyone who gave a donation. The Committee also wish to thank anyone who helped in any way to make the Parish Social such a success; those who donated spot prizes, gave cash donations or assisted in any way. A special thanks to the Priests who said Mass and administered the Blessing, Frank Mc Ghee for the music, the Highlands Hotel for the tasty meal and everyone involved in making the function so enjoyable. Thanks to everyone who put so much into the Parish Carol Service, on the Sunday before Christmas. The collection, which was taken up amounted to € 770. This will be donated to the families in our own country who were left homeless due to the recent flooding.

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