APPLETON provides the background, and BRIAN EVISON provides the
pictures, to illustrate
the very special event held
in St Faith's Church Hall on the evening of Saturday, June 6th, 2009.
There was dancing, there was karaoke, there was fun for young and old,
there were leprechauns, there was food...
and there was drink!
At the funeral of our dear friend Kevin Walsh last November, Father
Neil revealed to us that Saint Kevin was in fact, and also very appropriately, the
patron saint of parties, and that Saint Kevin's day is June 3rd each
year. It was at that point we decided that
we should try to celebrate St Kevin's Day in memory of our good friend,
and to also use the opportunity for
fellowship and fund raising.
Therefore, Saturday 6th June saw a
huge gathering in St Faith's church hall, for what we hope will now be
an annual celebration of St Kevin's day. To recognise Kevin's Irish roots, we
decided that we should have an Irish theme and have ourselves a sort of
mid-year St Patrick's Day celebration. The evening was full of activity
with entertainment provided by the Gallagher School of Irish Dance and
a marvellous Ceilidh Band, as well as sponsored karaoke and an
an Irish sing along. The celebrations were a resounding success and
huge thanks must go to everyone who contributed towards
the evening, including all the kind people who helped with cooking and
catering, and in particular to Judith who as
ever excelled as 'Events Manager'. It was great to see so many members
of the United Benefice present and also so many guests in the hall for
this fabulous party. And as if the fellowship and
celebration aspects of the night were not enough, we also managed to
raise over £700 towards church funds as well. Well done everyone, and let's look
forward to St Kevin's Day 2010!