Senior citizens deck the halls!
THE MEMBERS of the Young at Heart group at St. Peter’s parish got into the Christmas spirit as they held their annual Christmas dinner.
To top the icing on the cake and prove that good will and generosity is still alive and well this festive season, the Land Scouts who are based at the harbour, presented the group with a very generous gift.
Following a recent Midnight Hike the scouts raised a whopping €700 and the senior patrol leader, Nicola Carroll, presented Young at Heart member, Molly Gunning, with the generous cheque.
The kind gift from the scouts went towards making the Christmas dinner possible this year.
Once the presentation was finished, over 50 Young at Heart members, ranging from 50 years old and upwards, enjoyed a delicious three- course Christmas dinner. Unfortunately there was just turkey, no ham, but everybody was fully satisfied with the tasty meal.
Special guest on the evening was of course Santa Claus who delivered a very special gift for all the members.
Music on the night was provided by Joe Bollard who certainly got the crowd going with some seasonal tunes and golden oldies.
Some of the guests even made their way to the stage to perform their favourite song and the group took this as the perfect opportunity to practice for their upcoming Christmas carol service.
A great night was had by everyone and it was the perfect way to finish up the year.
The Young at Heart group meet in St. Peter’s Parish Hall every Friday at 12.30 p.m. for lunch and bingo.
At the Young at Heart Christmas Party were Helen Talbot, Patricia Hicks, Liz O’Grady and Carmel Fox.
Back: Kathleen Kavanagh, Netta Vickers and Maureen McDonough. Front: Nan Brown, Nancy Cahill, Marie Crowe and Margaret Gorman all enjoying the Young at Heart Christmas night out.
Betty and Francis Murphy with Kathleen Byrne at the Christmas party.
Mamie Walsh and Maureen Flood having lots of fun at the Christmas night.
Liam McNally, Dick Talbot and Sean Fox enjoying the Young at Heart Christmas party in St Peter’s parish.