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LEO 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!


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