Queen of Peace fair raises €2,000
THE Queen of Peace held their annual Christmas fair at the Vila Pacis recently.
‘It was very well attended and we made €2,000,’ said spokeswoman for the event Ann Nolan.
She added that there was a big raffle on the day with loads of great prizes donated by parishioners.
There were four big hampers worth €80 to €100 each as well as makeup sets and more.
‘ There was a great atmosphere on the day and it was great craic,’ said Ann.
There was a Christmas stall, a new gifts stall and bric a brac, as well as books, clothes and DVDs.
There was an excellent cake stall with many of the parish’s best bakers making treats to sell.
Ann’s daughter came from Drogheda armed with baked goods and manned the stall for the day.
There were teas and coffees, and plenty of chatting and catching up.
The money raised will go towards pastoral things such as a ‘Life in the Spirit,’ course coming up in Lent and different religious programmes for the children.
Last year the money raised was for the disaster in Haiti and every second year the funds go to a charity.
One of the attendees, Noel O’Sullivan, is looking forward to turning 80 on Christmas day.
Ann said that it is the stallholders that turn up every year and help to set up that make the event a success.
‘It’s hard work,’ she said, adding that while she is a member of the Parish Pastoral Council it is a fundraising group that arranges the fair.
Bernadette and Eddie Byrne at the Queen of Peace centre.
Bronagh Giblin and Vera O’Toole at the parish fair.