Preparations begin for next year’s Tidy Towns’ campaign
AS THIS year’s result for the Tidy Town Awards have just been announced, Newtownmountkennedy and District Tidy Towns Committee have already started their campaign for 2009.
They held an exciting table quiz last Thursday night at the Mountkennedy Inn in a bid to start fundraising for next year’s competition.
‘We are very happy with the score we got in this year’s competition as it’s the highest that we have gotten since we first entered the tidy towns seven years ago. In the past seven years we have gone from 177 to 224 points,’ said Alan Stephens Chairman of the committee.
Last Thursday’s table quiz had 14 tables and ¤600 was raised.
The Nolan family who are well known for running the Post Office were winners of the first prize trophy.
There was also a raffle on the night with some fantastic prizes sponsored by local businesses.
Everybody at the quiz are great supporters of the Tidy Towns committee and are looking forward to the campaign for next year.
‘This year we have had alot of local support from the volunteers on the committee, FAS staff, the scouts and the residents group. We hope that they will continue to support us this year as they have been detrimental to our success,’ said Alan.
The Newtownmountkennedy and District Tidy Towns Committee are always looking for volunteers with new and fresh ideas.
If anybody is interested in joining them they can contact Alan on (087) 6677377.