Community spirit alive and well as Mayor Fitzgerald attends Newpark fun day

Attending the Newpark funday from left: Gerry Cody, Jimmy Heffernan, Michael Deegan, Frankie Kavanagh, Donny Phlan, Canice Hickey and Denis Murphy

(Photos by Pat Shortall)

On Father’s day, Sunday June 19, The Kilkenny Observer attended the annual ‘Newpark community fun day’.

Officially opened by newly elected mayor Cllr. David Fitzgerald, it was a day that saw a community come together and enjoy a good catch up, where fun and laughter was the call of the day.

Manning some of the stalls, with proceeds going to ‘Kilkenny helping the homeless’ were volunteers Brendan and Mary Pierce and Jackie Cullen.
A feature of the day was Mary Shortis Wong’s very popular ‘Lucky Dip’.

With music by Sola, the day included cake sales, flower stall, book sale, bric a brac and bingo. The mayor complimented the Newpark organising committee stating that it was marvellous to see community spirit alive and well.

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