The Sligo Champion - - COMMUNITY NEWS -


The lo­cal mem­bers of Con­cern in Bal­ly­mote are hold­ing the an­nual church gate col­lec­tion next week­end on Satur­day, Novem­ber 18, and Sun­day, Novem­ber 19, Your do­na­tions will be of very great ben­e­fit to Third World coun­tries where Con­cern work­ers are as­sist­ing the poor­est of the poor on your be­half. Please do­nate gen­er­ously.


Just a re­minder about our fifth an­nual Christ­mas Bazaar which will be held on Satur­day, De­cem­ber 16, in the Lof­tus Hall com­menc­ing at 5.30 p.m. As in pre­vi­ous years this has been a great suc­cess and we will be look­ing for Bak­ers to pro­vide us with some beau­ti­ful cakes, buns etc. for this event. We will also be ask­ing lo­cal busi­nesses to help us by giv­ing us some spon­sor­ship to­wards the Bazaar. All pro­ceeds raised will go to­wards our lo­cal North West Hos­pice. Please join us at this event and help spread the Christ­mas Spirit.


The Christ­mas Shoe­box Ware­house opened in Bal­ly­mote Court House, on Tues­day, Novem­ber 7, and con­tin­ues each day Mon­day to Fri­day 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. We are look­ing for vol­un­teers for this wor­thy cause, please come along and help us. Thank you.


Writ­ing is a won­der­ful way of ex­press­ing your­self, and Jour­nal Writ­ing in par­tic­u­lar helps us to find our own unique voice. It’s a great tool for find­ing clar­ity in our thoughts and a won­der­ful aid in cre­ative prob­lem solv­ing. Why not come along to Bal­ly­mote Fam­ily Re­source Cen­tre on Tues­day evening, Novem­ber 21, at 7 p.m. to ex­pe­ri­ence Jour­nal Writ­ing for your­self. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion or to book a place, phone Cather­ine at 087 2747073.


Sym­pa­thy is ex­tended to the fam­ily, rel­a­tives and friends of John Va­hey, Castle­burn; Bernie Gal­lagher, Dublin; Mar­garet Babs Golden, Car­ri­g­ans Up­per, whose deaths oc­curred re­cently.


Any­one, who wishes to have news items in­cluded in the notes email miri­ams­finn@eir­ phone 085 7561547. The dead­line for sub­mis­sion of notes is 5 p.m. ev­ery Thurs­day.

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