Tuesday, June 04, 2019

THE recent Summerhill Craft and Food Fair was another resounding success.

The event is held each year to raise funds for a shared astro-turf sports area on the campus at Summerhill in Portlaoise, where Educate Together, the Gaelscoil and Maryborough schools are located.

There was a wide range of activities and live music to keep the crowds entertained as hundreds of people converged on the festivities.

Bouncy castles, an electric zoo, laser tag, pony rides, face painting, children’s amusements, a nail bar and sponge throwing were just some of the exciting attractions on offer. Adding to the great excitement were representatives from the gardaí and fire services.

Mairead Hannon, Niall Byrne, Ray Dermody, Joe Fahy and Eoin Gardiner

A spokesperson for the organising committee said: “The co-operation and sense of community between the three schools, teachers, parents and students was what made the day such a success. Sharing the campus has brought a lot of benefits for each school, as they have pooled their energy, time, resources and expertise to enhance the quality of learning experiences for each child.

“The Summerhill craft and food fair wishes to extend a huge thank you to all of the generous sponsors and hard-working teachers, parents, TY students and helpers, who gave up their time to give the community such a lovely day out.”

On the back of the fair day, fundraising efforts continue. A raffle is taking place with some fantastic prizes up for grabs, including a Nintendo Switch, €200 cash prizes and a weekend hotel break. The winning tickets will be drawn on Friday 7 June. Tickets are available from any of the three school offices.

As well as that raffle, another includes two weekend tickets for the Electric Picnic. Tickets for this draw are still available online at www.klubfunder.com.

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By Joe Barrett
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