CULLEN and DISTRICT SPECIAL NEEDS ASSOCIATION
The Christmas season got off to a fantastic start in the newly renovated and attractively decorated Cullen Community Centre on Sat. Dec 6th when the 34th Annual Special Needs Association Christmas Mass and Party proved to be another memorable occasion. Mass was celebrated by Canon Jack Fitzgerald, accompanied by Susan O’Connor, and the local choir adding to the occasion. Afterwards there was plenty of food, music and craic to pass the afternoon, including a brilliant disco with D.J. Andrew Lynch. There was no scarcity of dancers among the guests who also contributed songs.
The highlight for many was when Dr. Casey finished off the evening by presenting each one of our special friends with a Christmas gift. It is always a wonderful day for families and carers. Despite the absence of a number of regulars, some of whom had gone to their eternal reward and others who were indisposed through illness, a large number attended. Many renewed old acquaintances, as this evening attracts a regular clientele from outside the area. Once again the committee excelled themselves in staging this event, and they would like to thank everybody who ensured that the evening was so successful. A special thanks to all sponsors, helpers and the media who promote our events.
We are indebted to the many people who have given so generously of their time, their talents and their resources over the years .
Cullen and District Special Needs Association wish all their Special Friends, their Supporters and Sponsors all the Joys and Blessings of Christmas with the best of Health and Happiness in the New Year.
(Moira O’Keeffe. Sec.)