The local Tidy Town Committee could not be accused of being a fairweather bunch. The flowers may have gone over and a sixth successive gold medal in the bag but the work continues. This weekend sees three major projects running for this hardworking committee.
The annual church gate collection takes place this weekend. This is one of the few fundraisers held by the committee and gives the general public the opportunity to contribute to the cause. Each year in excess of 15,000 euro is spent on projects round the town and the committee depends to a large extent on local fundraising to finance the annual programme. Thank you to everyone in anticipation of your support.
The second major project that will be launched this week is the 2018 Carrickmacross Tidy Town Calendar. This has now established itself as an annual event and more than one thousand calendars are printed, sold and posted to all corners of the globe. As the introductory note says, the calendar brings a little piece of home to our friends and relations abroad each time they look at the photographs of Carrickmacross. A sincere thank you to all the photographers and sponsors who contributed to the 2018 calendar. It will be on sale this week in local shops and at the Christmas Market. There is a limited supply so make sure to get your copy early.
This Friday also sees the local Tidy Town celebrations to close what has been a very successful 2017 campaign. The Annual Local Awards Presentation takes place in the Shirley Arms Hotel on this Friday at 7.30 pm. The committee, with the help of an independent adjudicator presents some fifteen trophies across a wide variety of categories. It is the committee’s way of thanking and recognising the efforts of members of the community in helping to bring Carrick to the high standard of presentation that the town has achieved. Invitations are in the post but the committee would ask anyone who has volunteered or done any work on behalf of the committee and the town to feel welcome to come along. The committee doesn’t want to leave anyone out and it isn’t always possible to know who is doing their piece for the cause so the Tidy Town Committee would love to see you there and acknowledge your efforts.