Senior Citizens’ Party

Cashel Lions Club had the honour of entertaining Senior Citizens from the area at their annual Seniors Party 2014, on Sunday Jan. 26th

Cashel Lions Club had the honour of entertaining Senior Citizens from the area at their annual Seniors Party 2014, on Sunday Jan. 26th

In fact this was the last event to be held in the Halla before contractors moved in to renovate the front facade and admin areas – we look forward to seeing the ‘New Look’ Halla before too long.

As usual the Lions did a fantastic job putting together all the elements of a really enjoyable afternoon for the benefit of some 165 guests. The hall looked lovely: the new ‘Lions Club’ banner looked fine, and the food (prepared by our good friends at Rockwell College) was really wonderful. The music, kindly provided by Ger Slattery and his group, was great - bringing loads of dancers out onto the floor. We had Irish Set Dances & Ballroom Romance, with even some very fine ‘Line’ dancing.

The secret recipe ‘punch’ was in such great demand that it actually ran out early, however there were loads of spot prizes and all in all everyone really enjoyed the afternoon. If the comments from attendees are anything to go by, then Cashel Lions will need to consider hosting even more seniors next year as the word gets out. One of the highlights of the afternoon was the presentation (of a beautiful piece of Rossa Pottery), to the departing Dean of Cashel, Rev. Philip Knowles. Lion Club President Paul Monks mentioned especially the affection and esteem with which the Dean is regarded in and around the town. His departure will be a real loss to both his own and also the wider community. Paul wished the Dean a very pleasant (and no doubt very busy) retirement. Cashel Lions Club continue with their busy annual program and are now looking for nominations to their ‘Person of the Year’ award due to be held later in February. The ladies in the club are also very busy preparing for the Lions Fashion Show which will be held this year on Friday April 4th in Brú Ború.