Summer Project makes welcome return in ‘09
TWO WEEKS OF FUN ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING IN PARISH CENTRE
THE Greystones Summer Project is to have a triumphant return this year, having been on hold since 2006 due to a lack of suitable premises.
Anyone interested in getting involved can go along to the AGM in the Parish Centre next Wednesday February 25 at 8 p.m.
The Summer Project was established in 1980 and for 25 years the voluntary committee arranged a two-week pro- gramme of activities including arts, crafts, sports and tours for hundreds of children in Greystones.
A revival of the project began last year with a massive ‘fun-day’ and plenty of new volunteers came on board.
The project began, almost three decades ago, when a local parents’ association met to discuss the need for ‘a community project which develops a community spirit. It tran- scends all barriers and beliefs. For two weeks we are one.’
The aims of the project remain the same, said organisers. They are to instill confidence and responsibility in youth, to tap the talents of young people, to develop an awareness of the environment and an approach to leisure time.
The first ever project opened with a fancy dress parade through the town and finished with a barbeque and sing-song on the south beach. Over the years the fee has increased from £2.50 per child but the committee hopes that everyone will agree even €30, the current cost, is a bargain for the packed programme of activities.
On their return, the committee of the summer project said that they are very grateful to all the people who have given up time over the years.