We got the corn for the threshing from Castletownroche again this year.
On the entertainment side we had various tractor driving skills, Children’s Sports expertly run off by Derry Morley, Bouncing Castle, Bottle Stall, Drive the Nail; Guess the name of Doll, no. of beads in necklace, and no. of sweets in jar, guess the weight of lamb and raffles for very valuable prizes generously sponsored.
Kerry Frost, Ahane organised a unique dog show which proved to be very popular.
It is impossible to name everyone individually because as usual we were able to rely on the kindness of many people to help us out on the run up to the event preparing the field, volunteers who help with running the numerous side shows, give out the tea and coffee, man the gates, assist with parking etc. The success of the afternoon is due to the generosity of the sponsors, exhibitors, organizers,to all helpers, media and stewards, without whose assistance the occasion could not have been possible, also the general public for their generosity to a very worthy cause.
The list is endless and without you this great family day out would not take place.
Great credit and thanks is due to the commitment of the committee which resulted in the Rally each year being bigger and better than the previous year. Since it was revived in 1999 it has become a focal point for the community as it also celebrates Laitiaran Sunday.
The award winning Cullen Pipe Band opened the gala afternoon with their selection of tunes – second to none. We congratulate them on their recent successes.
To all who contributed to the great success of the day Cullen & District Special Needs Association want to say “Go Raibh Míle Maith Agaigh go Léir Agus go Mbirimid beo ar an am seo arís”. (by Moira O’Keeffe)