Niamh McCormack and Conor Staunton, Kilmallock, at the dress rehearsal
THIRTEEN couples are putting the finishing touches to the the tango, salsa and mambo in the hope that they wow the judges at a sell-out Strictly Come Dancing event this weekend.
In a bid to raise funds for the new primary school in Kilmallock, 26 people from the local area have been sweating it out in recent weeks in a bid to perfect the jitterbug, tango, jive, salsa and mambo.
“The committee is delighted with the public response to this special event and all the tickets have been sold,” explained Michael O’Connor, principal of Scoil Mocheallog in Kilmallock.
A new primary school to cater for the educational needs of children from the locality is currently under construction behind the old boys’ school and is at an advanced stage. The entire project is expected to be fully completed by May 2017.
A number of fundraising activities including a golf classic have taken place already but the biggest fundraiser will be Strictly Come Dancing which will take place this Friday in the Charleville Park Hotel.
The organisers are keen to make the experience enjoyable for all concerned.
There will be extensive coverage of the dancing performances on large TV screens in the auditorium and the adjoining lobby as well as the bar area inside the main corridor. There will be seating accommodation in all of these areas. Patrons are advised to come as early as possible with doors opening at 7pm.
The organising committee of the Scoil Mocheallog Building Fund - which includes Canon Willie Fitzmaurice, Annette Ahern, Pat Lynch, John Clery, Frances Hayes and Michael O’Connor - wish to express their deep gratitude and appreciation to all the dancers for their participation and involvement in this major fundraising event.
Doors will open at the Charleville Park Hotel at 7pm this Friday and the dancers will get down to ‘Strictly’ business at 8pm sharp.