Happy birthday and Christmas as Limerick school holds 30th fair

Donal O'Regan

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Donal O'Regan

Happy birthday and Christmas as Limerick school holds 30th fair

Bag an early Christmas present at Bilboa National School’s sale of work this Sunday

PARENTS who helped organise the first Christmas fair for Bilboa National School thirty years ago now have grandchildren attending the school.

Every year since 1986 a sale of work has taken place and this Sunday, November 20 it is on at 2pm in the community centre in Cappamore.

“It was started up by two former teachers – Ann McCarthy and Peggy Sweeney who still support it – with the help of the parents council and has grown from strength to strength each year.

“It is our main fundraiser for the school each year and is a great success thanks to the parents, local businesses, Cappamore Development Association and the wider community who support it each year,” said Bridget Carr, secretary of Bilboa National School parents association.

It features a huge variety of competitions and entertainment to suit all ages - wheel of fortune, coats and handbags stalls, bric-a-brac, cakes, toys, books, children’s games, tea and cakes and lots more. Most importantly of all the boys and girls have a chance to visit Santa in his grotto, give him a letter with their wish-list and have their photo taken.

All proceeds will go towards the development of the school. To mark the 30th anniversary organisers are having a free draw on Sunday.