MCS Student Council are running a Christmas Draw in aid of Cork Simon. The school has been supporting this worthy cause for many years and last year raised over €2,500. This year we hope to replicate this success and all students are selling lines and cards, 50c a line, €20 a card. There are fabulous prizes and a selection box for every completed card sold.
The draw will take place on Dec. 19th and you could be in with a chance for yummy prizes or some exquisite pottery pieces (pictured below) created for the occasion. We thank Teachers Barry Fraser and Chris Horan for alerting us to this wonderful annual praiseworthy project. Please support generously! (S.R.)
Millstreet Community School: Transition Year Young SVP group are organising a collection for Cork Penny Dinners. The aim of Cork Penny Dinners is to give everyone who calls to the centre in Cork a warm, nourishing midday meal. In addition, clients get sandwiches and fruit to take away as an evening meal. It is open seven days a week all year, including Christmas Day.
Students are collecting the following items: tinned foods, orange squash, Easy-Singles cheese, sugar, tea, coffee, biscuits, salt, tea-towels, cleaning products. This collection will run until Friday 16th December.
… Recently a plague of rats seemed to have infested Mllstreet. There was one particular man whose yard was every morning full of dead rodents. He boasted naturally enough that his cat was one of the best in the country. However, the noble pussy’ s efforts seemed to make no appreciable diminution in the numbers of the unwelcome visitors, and the proud owner was deeply, mortified and alarmed at the state of affairs. Every morning his yard was littered with rat carcases , and though his pride in the cat increased, so did his alarm at this extraordinary invasion of the, rodents. However, an explanation came one morning when, rising earlier than usual, he saw each of his next-door neighbours giving him the benefit of their night’ s rat-catching. His opinion of tho cat has gone down considerably since—and his oninion of the neighbours too alas! “They never speak, ah they pass by!”… – from the Southern Star, January 1902