A fi­nal fes­tive bash

Wicklow People (Arklow) - - NEWS -

A LARGE crowd gath­ered at Árus Lor­cáin for the an­nual Ark­low com­mu­nity Christ­mas din­ner event.

Or­gan­ised by the Ark­low Com­mu­nity Ac­tion Re­source Cen­tre, the pop­u­lar cel­e­bra­tion is now in its ninth year and wel­comed many fa­mil­iar Ark­low faces to the parish cen­tre at Castlepark last Sun­day.

The event is tra­di­tion­ally held in Jan­uary when most other sea­sonal events are over and peo­ple might be look­ing for a fun, so­cial oc­ca­sion.

There was cer­tainly plenty of good­will and fes­tive cheer, de­spite the chilly Jan­uary con­di­tions and the fact that Santa has come and gone for an­other year.

A small army of vol­un­teers en­sured that the day went off with­out a hitch, serv­ing up a de­li­cious meal to dozens of guests be­fore they en­joyed some mu­si­cal en­ter­tain­ment for the af­ter­noon as well as a raf­fle.

The din­ner is al­ways a very wel­come Jan­uary high­light and this year it cer­tainly served to ban­ish the new year blues for many af­ter the hus­tle and bus­tle of Christ­mas.

Din­ers en­joyed com­ing to­gether for a chat and to en­joy a tasty three-course meal fit for a king.

The team at Ark­low Com­mu­nity Ac­tion Re­source Cen­tre ex­tended thanks to ev­ery­one who helped to make the day such a great suc­cess in­cluded the ded­i­cated vol­un­teers.

Wil­liam, Ella and Chris­tine O’Neill.

Julieann Hur­ley and Jimmy Curry.

Agnes De­vitt, Ellen Muller and Geral­dine O’Reilly.

Rita Nolan and Kath­leen Phillips.

Martin Car­roll with Anne and Rachel Fisher.

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