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This year’s Festival takes place over the weekend August 10 to August 12. The theme this year is ‘GREEN ‘with particular emphasis on the environment, recycling and in particular preserving our Harbour and its beaches and encouraging litter awareness. Plans for this year’s Festival are well under way with the size of the marquee hosting the professional sculptures doubling, allowing the number of sculptures to be increased to eight and improving the visitor experience. The number of events taking place over the weekend will also be increased with quality family entertainment a cornerstone of the weekend.
Here is a sneak peek of what is happening on the festival opening night Friday, August 10,
7.30 p.m. – A parade from the National School to the Sculptures Marquee, where the opening ceremony will be performed.
8.15 p.m. – Judging of the Mermaid and Pirate Pageant. Who will be crowned the Little Mermaid and Pirate King and Queen Of 2018?
8.30 p.m. – Bar Relay Race around the village. Bars from the Hook Peninsula will each have a team of four customers (nominated by each Bar) to see which establishment has the fittest customers.
8.30 p.m. to 10 p.m. – Party on the Beach
Our DJ will be playing lots of uplifting summer sounds while the children will be kept entertained by our Kid’s Zone Hostess’s with games and Competitions.
10.15 p.m.: Fireworks Display Festival Kicks off again on Saturday at Noon.
More updates on: facebook. com/duncannon.sandsculpting/
Looking Forward To Seeing You All.
ST JAMES’ GAA. LOTTO
This week’s lotto jackpot is €6,800 and the draw will take place this evening, Tuesday, August 7. Tickets are €2 each and can be purchased from committee members and in local shops and pubs.
Next monthly meeting is on Monday, September 3, in St Louis Day Care Centre start 2.15 p.m. Come along for a chat with new and old friends over a cup of tea and a bun. New members welcome.
Kennedy Park summer School Tea Party: September 6 – Be entertained by Rachel Allen and Brendan Grace. Cost €20 to include entry and coach. We have been assured of a Marquee tent to shelter the audience, make sure you book early. 051 389012 or 087 0544976.
Cinema trips will commence again in September after holiday break. Other upcoming events include: October – Excerpts from the Musicals in Wexford, date to be confirmed; November – An evening of dog racing Waterford, including a meal. Date to be confirmed.
COCKLESHELL ART ROOM
The Cockleshell Art Room on Main Street Duncannon is open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., six days a week, closed on Wednesdays. We are now into our third, and final, exhibition for 2018. This exhibition will continue till the end of September, with artworks by national and local artists. went to Jimmy Haughton, Kieran Keating and Willie White. Third were Karl Hall, Johnny Cogley and Tom Corcoran. Last Game Draw winners were John Sinnott, Kathleen Cadogan and Pat Ryan. Raffle winners were Tom Corcoran, Johnny Cogley, Willie Kehoe and Eddie McDonald.
A new jackpot commenced last week for the Tintern lotto following the recent jackpot win. There was no initial jackpot winner but well done to Alan Browne of Cooke on matching three numbers. The numbers drawn were 8, 8, 21 and 24. This week’s jackpot stands at €2,150.
Sincere condolences to Anne, Robert and Liz Conway of Dunmain on the passing of devoted husband and father, Jim, last week. Jim passed away peacefully at an advanced age. His funeral Mass took place in Gusserane last Wednesday with burial in Terrerath afterwards.