BALLYBROWN PARISH JOURNAL: It’s that time of year again when the editorial committee of the Ballybrown Journal, Tom Donovan, Mike McNamara, Des Fitzgerald, Carl Musgrave, Martin Hayes and Willie Ryan commence work on this year’s edition which will be on the shop shelves by the first weekend in December. Anyone wishing to have wedding, graduation and baby pictures included please contact Des Fitzgerald or any committee member. We are always looking for old photographs for the Journal and we are convinced that there are many gems still out there lurking in drawers and albums waiting to be uncovered and brought to life in the pages of the Journal. Anyone wishing to have an advert included are welcome to do so. The cost of the advertisements are as follows: €40 for 1/4 page, €60 for 1/2 page and €100 for full page. The Journal is a totally voluntary project and is now in its thirteenth year with the proceeds from the sales going to the Ballybrown Pioneer Lourdes Fund. All the organizations in the Parish are requested to forward their articles to Tom Donovan on or before Monday, October 7 which is the deadline for receipt of items. Jim O’Farrell our resident Journal cover artist is off to Calcutta shortly to dosome voluntary work and teaching and we wish Jim best wishes for a safe journey and that he will be back in time for the launch. Thank you.
TIDY TOWNS: The Tidy Towns results for Clarina for 2013 showed an improvement of 15 marks on 2012, bringing the score to 240. The Tidy Towns Group would like to thank everyone who supported the group during the year. It has taken a lot of hard work to bring us to where we are and it is great that it is reflected in the results of the competition. We are currently going through the report to put together a plan for 2014! The Tidy Towns Group are holding a church gate collection on October 5 and 6, 2013. Your support would be greatly appreciated.
CAKE SALE: The Ballybrown Thursday Club will be holding a Cake Sale in aid of the Resource Centre on Sunday, October 6 after 10a.m. mass. No sales or pre-booking of items before that time. Items on sale may be left in the Resource Centre from 9:15 a.m. Your support in the past has been much appreciated and we trust we can depend on it continuing. Thank You for your generosity.