Lara’s hon­our for Brownie cen­te­nary cel­e­bra­tions

Bray People - - NEWS -

WICK­LOW girls were among 3,000 Brown­ies from around Ire­land to join in a Brownie cen­te­nary birth­day bash in Dublin Zoo re­cently.

The girls from Wick­low town, Ash­ford, En­niskerry, Grey­stones, Del­gany and Bless­ing­ton were thrilled to be joined at the party by To­day FM pre­sen­ter, Ray D'Arcy, whose daugh­ter is also a Brownie.

One of the or­gan­i­sa­tion's old­est mem­bers, 93-year-old Hazel Shiel, was also thrilled to be able to join in the cel­e­bra­tion. She has many happy mem­o­ries of her time in Brown­ies, which she joined in 1928.

It was a par­tic­u­larly mo­men­tous oc­ca­sion for 10-year-old Bless­ing­ton girl, Lara Gil­more, who had the hon­our of cut­ting the spe­cial three-foot birth­day cake with Ray D'Arcy.

Lara was grin­ning from ear to ear as she cut the cake. ‘I re­ally en­joyed meet­ing Ray D'Arcy and cut­ting the cake,' she said. 'It was also great to meet 93-year-old Hazel Shiel and chat to her about what Brown­ies was like when she was younger. I had a fan­tas­tic day and I will never for­get it.'

Bless­ing­ton girl Lara Gil­more cut­ting the cake at the Brownie cen­te­nary cel­e­bra­tion with To­day FM’s Ray D’Arcy and 93-year-old Hazel Shiel, who is one of the Ir­ish Girl Guide’s old­est mem­bers.

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