STREETE & DISTRICT NOTES (CONTINUED)
WALKING TRACK: - please note those who avail of our Streete Parish Park Walkway are gently reminded that membership is now due for the coming year.  The fee is only €20 per person or €30 per family for the coming year. As mentioned before the Chairman and committee had to give it a facelift which included resurfacing etc.  I am sure all will realise this money is needed to help with the track, insurance and lighting.  Payment can be left in an envelope in the Centre letterbox or given to any Parish Park committee member or staff member. All who become members are welcome to use the facility and parents are welcome to avail of the children’s play area or hire the centre for a birthday party if contact is made with Tracey on 087 9287129.  Please support your local Centre.

PLAY: - we are very happy to announce that on Saturday, 1st December at 8.30p.m. in Streete Parish Park Centre, Seamus O’Rourke well known playwright will perform his production of “And thank You” which was written and will be performed by the author, himself with proceeds in aid of necessary works to the Parochial House in Boherquill.  We are hoping for support, so please pass on the word to your family and friends. Some will remember other plays of his including the “Gospel according to O’Rourke” as well as “Your prayers have been answered”.  Many will have seen Seamus on T.V. or heard him on Radio, so now is the chance to enjoy this live production in Streete Parish Park at 8.30p.m. on Saturday, 1st  December.  This could be the first of many productions depending on support.  This will be another way for you and friends to get together before Christmas.

STREETE WILDLIFE CLUB: - Winter league continues each Thursday night. To qualify you must have five scores recorded and you will be classed on your best four. All shooters welcome.

TEXT ALERT; - As mentioned in these notes last week it is in your interest and very important to support the new Community Alert committee who are a great benefit in helping with the safeguarding of our  Community and the prevention of crime in the district.  If you missed out and wish to join up for the text  alert registration and missed the members  who call with Registration Forms please return the forms to the letterbox in Streete Parish Park complete with the fee of €10 to cover costs for the facility.  Should you have any problem please contact 08 7 9680739 or 087 1375222 A.S.A.P.

STREETE BOWLS CLUB: - The Streete Bowls Club concluded the doubles competition on Tuesday night at the Sports Complex. Eamon Carty and Mel Dunleavy played Francis Butler and Mick Turner in the semi-finals. Francis and Mick came out on top in a nail biting game. The other semi-final was just as exciting.Catherine Costello and Martin Gaynor pipped Gerry McCaffrey and Thomas Sullivan at the winning post. The final was a bit one-sided. Francis and Mick raced into an early lead and went on to become worthy winners.Well done lads and thanks to all players who took part. Streete club,in association with Longford/Westmeath Bowls are hosting the counties doubles competition for the twelfth consecutive year on Sunday 2th. December. This competition decides the top singles player in both counties. Aaron O'Brien from Tyrrellspass is the current holder of this title. We are expecting at least fifty competitors this year and needless to say we are hoping for a Streete winner.

BOHERQUILL RAMBLERS: - The 3.5 km-long Lough Owel feeder canal supplies water from the Lough to the Royal Canal in Mullingar and also provides an attractive out and back walking route which the Ramblers followed on Sunday 18 November 2018. On the way the group passed Cullion Fish Farm where a heron and several seagulls were on the lookout for food in the ponds. Thank you to Declan Leonard for leading the walk.
The Ramblers will meet in Ballinea on Sunday 2 December 2018 for a walk along the Royal Canal towpath from Ballinea to Coolnahay and back. Cars will leave Boherquill at 1.30pm and meet at 2pm at Ballinea Bridge, 4 km west of Mullingar on the Athlone road.
This year’s Christmas Dinner is being planned for Sunday 9 December at the Annebrook House Hotel in Mullingar. There will be a walk at 2pm starting at the hotel and the meal will begin at 4.30pm. Places are €30 each and donations of gifts up to the value of €10 are invited for the raffle.
New members are always welcome. For details phone Philip at 087 7753612 or Nini at 086 8754411
See boherquillramblers.ie

NOTES: - If you wish to have something included in these notes any week  you are welcome, but for inclusion must be with Brian by Friday night each week, by text to 086 2596656, by landline 043 6685116 or by email to [email protected].

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