Race night an odds-on favourite

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A GREAT evening of fam­ily fun was the or­der of the day at En­nis­cor­thy Grey­hound track as Pet­titt’s hosted their an­nual Gala Race Night re­cently. The event saw a great at­ten­dance with plenty of en­ter­tain­ment for young and old.

The an­nual night has be­come a real favourite on the so­cial cal­en­dar in re­cent years and fam­i­lies use the oc­ca­sion for one last night of fam­ily fun be­fore the dreaded re­turn to school. Pet­titt’s have a long as­so­ci­a­tion with the dog track and have hosted the event for years as a way of giv­ing some­thing back to their loyal cus­tomers with a fun night out.

As if the pound­ing paws and the on­track ex­cite­ment was not enough, there was plenty more to see and do with live mu­sic, a ma­gi­cian, face paint­ing and a de­li­cious ar­ray of fin­ger food which went down a real treat with hun­gry pun­ters, who ar­rived in their droves from all over the South East. This was ev­i­denced in the spread of win­ners of the lux­ury ham­pers which were up for grabs on the night, the lucky win­ners com­ing from En­nis­cor­thy, Gorey and Ark­low.

‘This is our an­nual event,’ said Ros­aleen Casey, Man­ager at Pet­titt’s En­nis­cor­thy store. ‘Ba­si­cally it’s our way of giv­ing back to the com­mu­nity. Re­ally the idea is to give fam­i­lies a fun night out be­fore the kids go back to school. We were de­lighted with the at­ten­dance on the night and peo­ple came from all over to be there. A lot of hard work and plan­ning goes into the night but it’s well worth it when we hear the great feed­back from cus­tomers and hear that they had a great time.’

The lucky win­ners of the ham­pers on the night were the Glee­son fam­ily from Bal­lyed­mond, Jackie Ke­hoe from Ark­low and Peter O’Brien from En­nis­cor­thy. Pet­titt’s thanked every­one who came along on the night, along with every­one who helped out, and they are al­ready plan­ning next year’s event.

Re­becca, Sharon and Caitlin Car­roll, Tagh­mon and Lo­raine Mur­phy and Conor Cre­ane, Foulksmills.

Rose­leen Casey, man­ager, Pet­titt’s En­nis­cor­thy, pre­sent­ing a ham­per to Su­san, Cian, Tier­nan and Gary Glee­son from Bal­lyed­mond, Gorey.

An­drew, Martina, Jade and Me­gan Sin­nott and So­phie Cre­ane from Tagh­mon.

Ann, Liam, Cathal and Orla Stafford.

Amy Ke­hoe from Mur­rin­town.

Evan and Eve Walsh and Ruad­hán O’Dwyer, En­nis­cor­thy.

Cather­ine Ke­hoe, Katie Kelly, Shan­non Long, Katie Buck­ley and Leanne Buck­ley from Clon­roche.

Rose­leen Casey, man­ager, Pet­titt’s En­nis­cor­thy, pre­sent­ing a ham­per to Kelly O’Brien and Peter O’Brien, En­nis­cor­thy.

Kyle McClan­non, Castle­bridge and Amy and El­lie Ke­hoe, Mur­rin­town.

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