Glenties Notes 2nd June 2011

Bluestack Challenge for Special Needs
Brigid Kee, Rosemary Dewhirst (Ward), Martina Rodgers and her sister Noreen Kelly did the 40k Walk for Special Needs on June 18th. Now they are looking for your help to collect funds for this worthy cause. If you have any unwanted clothing, adults and children’s, paired shoes, hats, scarves, belts, curtains and linens they would be delighted to get them, so they can exchange them for cash. Bags may be left at the Community Centre, Glenties on Saturday evening 2nd July from 6. 00 p.m. until 8.00 p.m. or ring Brigid on 9551824 / 087 9276415.

Irish Water Safety Weeks
This year there will be two Water Safety Weeks held in Narin – Portnoo. The dates are 25th to 29th July and 1st to 5th August. Swim Classes will take place at Narin strand, and water safety classes will be held off the pier in Portnoo. Everyone is welcome for what is always a great experience of sea swimming, with excellent instructors, and a good opportunity for young people to work for another water safety badge. Registration will take place on Monday 25th at 10 a.m. at the beach and all information about times of classes etc. will be given then.

Mc Donnell Sports Coaching
Summer Sports Camp for children aged 6 – 13 years will be held in the Gym behind Scoil Mhuire Glenties from Monday 11th to Friday 15th July from 11.00 a.m. until 2.00 p.m. The cost is € 30. Sports include Football, Basketball, Rounders, Kickboxing, Jujitsu, Gymnastics and Athletics. Guest Coaches will be present. Please call in advance to book your place as we need to know what number to expect. Phone Aoife Mc Donnell on – 087 1245587.

Final Call for 40th Reunion of Comprehensive School years of 1969,’70, ’71 and ’72:
Unless more than 120 people have booked or confirmed by June 30th, that they are going to attend the Reunion, this event will not take place. The planned Itinerary for the Event is – Saturday 30th July, a Wine Reception at the School at 7.00 p.m. and a Get Together with teachers and friends from the past. At 8.30 p.m. there is a Buffet and Dance in The Highlands Hotel. Price per person is € 15. It would be greatly appreciated if those interested would contact any of the following – Shirley Baskin (Morris), 087 9701302, Gerard Slowey – 087 2467969, Mary Ita Boyle (O’Donnell) – 087 9038263, Stephen Mc Cahill – 087 2424590 or any committee member. See Ardara and Glenties Websites.

Sympathy
Sincere sympathy is extended to Martina Molloy and family, Mullanmore, Glenties, on the death of Martina’s mother, Una Floyd, Dunkineely, which took place recently.

Church Gate Collection for Donegal Hospice
The Annual collection in aid of Donegal Hospice will be taken up before all the Masses, next weekend – Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd July.

Thanks
The recent Irish Cancer Society Church Gate Collection amounted to € 890. Thanks to everyone who made a donation, for your very generous contributions.

Glenties Theatre Workshop
This year our Musical will be Footloose. We need people for the adult cast and youth chorus, dancers (mostly male) and a choir; so if you know of anyone who would be interested, please ring one of the following numbers – John – 087 7630427 or Shauna – 087 9704647. Details on our facebook page – Glenties Theatre Workshop

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