The committee of St Johns Community Centre, Lecarrow held a most enjoyable launch night for their forthcoming 2nd annual Harvest Exhibition in Kelly’s Bar, Lecarrow on Friday night last.
The exhibition was officially launched by Cathaoirleach of Roscommon County Council, Cllr. Paddy Kilduff, who himself was the founding secretary of St Johns Community Centre. Cllr. Kilduff warmly welcomed the forthcoming exhibition (it takes place on 19th September) which will once again be kindly hosted by local landowners James and Eleanor Coffey – and he spoke of the great community spirit that exists in the locality to set up and host such events.
Cllr. Tony Ward also addressed the gathering and spoke of being very proud to see a local event that showcases all the traditional harvesting methods that generations ago would have been used to. Both Cllr. Kilduff and Cllr. Ward praised James and Eleanor Coffey for their generosity in opening up their farm to a worthy local cause.
PRO of St Johns Community Centre, Lecarrow commented to the Roscommon People: “We are delighted that our harvest exhibition day is coming together nicely and we have added a significant schedule to events to our programme in recent days. “This year’s event will be significantly bigger than last year’s, with a huge positive response from local committees and participants who will take part on the day.
“This year will, for instance, see horse and donkey classes with prizes for best in class and best turned out in classes; there will be a sheepdog display from well-known local trainer Andy Grady; Roscommon County Hunt will hold a Jumping display; there will be Novice horse and tractor ploughing exhibition in conjunction with Roscommon Ploughing Association; there will be a sheep fair on site, and a host of other traditional harvesting techniques and showcases. Trade stalls are welcome with a range of exhibitors already signed up to attend and there will be a traditional funfair for children with Macks Funfair and amusements. Free pony and carriage rides will also be available on the day.
“We hope to offer good value for money and an enjoyable family day out with admission only €5 for adults and children go free. Entry to horse and pony classes is only €5 for ponies, €10 for horse classes and donkeys are free. Prizes will be given to winning participants. Anyone who would like to help out in the event or have a trade stall can contact me on 086-8952283” Mr. Diffley concluded.