CULLEN and DISTRICT SPECIAL NEEDS ASSOCIATION
The Christmas season got off to a great start in Cullen on Sat. Dec. 2nd, when the Cullen and District special Needs Association hosted the 37th annual Christmas Mass in the seasonally decorated Cullen Community Centre, which was much admired and appreciated by all guests. The sun shone brightly as all assembled for Mass celebrated by Cullen native Fr,Anthony O’Keeffe, with the local choir and organist Susan O’Connor, adding to the celebration and making it such a special and meaningful occasion. Dr.Casey welcomed all the guests and was delighted to see such a great crowd. Afterwards there was plenty of food, music and craic to pass the afternoon, including a brilliant disco with D.J. Sean Sheehan. There was no scarcity of dancers among the guests who also contributed songs.
In the meantime the ladies from Kanturk Red Cross had a busy evening as many of the guests enjoyed some relaxing hand massage and nail painting.
Many new faces came along; among the attendance was a large number of helpers, families and the highlight of the evening was the exciting reception Dr. Casey got, when it was time to present a Christmas gift to all invited guests.
It was a wonderful day for families and carers. 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, the media who promote our events, not forgetting the entire local and background helpers who all contribute to makingthis party such an enjoyable and successful evening. There was a real community atmosphere.
“Go raibh míle maith agaibh go léir”
Cullen and District S.N.A. wish all their special friends, supporters and sponsors all the Joys and Blessings of Christmas with the best of health and happiness in the New Year.
“Beannachtai na Nollag agus Athbhliain faoi mhaise”
Date for your Diary;- Annual Weigh in – Monday January 8th 2017.