Bennettsbridge Field Day this Sunday

THE Bennettsbridge Community Group is hosting a field day on Sunday in the GAA field in Bennettsbridge from 2-5pm.

THE Bennettsbridge Community Group is hosting a field day on Sunday in the GAA field in Bennettsbridge from 2-5pm.

It promises fun for all the family – with Wheel of Fortune, golf, games to test your strength, face painting, Thomastown fire engine, hurling and camogie blitzes, dog show, a ‘made in Bennettsbridge’ exhibition, a chance to ‘soak the senator’ and more.

The group is looking for the community to get behind this field day and maybe this could be the start of the rebirth of the famous Bennettsbridge festivals of the 1980s.

Last November saw the start of the Bennettsbridge Community Development Group, which set out to develop projects identified in the council’s Local Area Plan of 2008.

One of these was the development of a playground in the area, and much work has been done to progress this. Another was refurbishment of the hall, and research has commenced on this.

All of these projects need money and it hoped the Field Day will be a fun day for families while raising the much-needed funds.

These projects also need the support of engineers, builders, architects, plumbers, painters etc, so anyone who would like to volunteer their skills or time is asked to get involved.

The Community Development Group has also been successful in its application for the Tidy Towns Amenity Grant and has been awarded 1,000 euro to spend on flowers, plants etc. in the village. John Ready on behalf of the group is co-ordinating projects for the use of this grant. Anyone with ideas on how an estate, approach road or an area of the village could be enhanced by plants or flowers is asked to contact John.