ETL ‘delighted’ to give backing

Easter Parade prizes’ sponsors Rita and Michael Oates (third and fourth from left) of ETL Roscommon pictured with committee members Patricia Mullaney, Larry Brennan, JJ Cattigan and Caitlin McConn at the recent launch in Murray’s Bar in Castle Street. Photo: Michelle Hughes Walsh

The Roscommon Easter Parade prizes will be sponsored by ETL, Main Street, Roscommon for the second year running and proprietors Michael and Rita Oates have said they are ‘delighted’ to be associated with such a popular event.

Winners in categories such as Best Overall, Best Community/Voluntary, Best Business, and Best ‘Proud Rossie’ will receive beautiful glassware.

Roscommon Agricultural Show, RosFM, The Melting Pot and Gannon’s Farm Shop took home the prizes last year with Finn Electrical taking home the ‘Best Window’ award.

Speaking to the Roscommon People this week, Michael Oates, who runs ETL with his wife Rita, paid tribute to the hard-working Easter Parade committee.

“Last year was our first year to sponsor prizes for the Roscommon Easter Parade and we’re delighted to be on board once again this year,“ Michael said.

“We want to support a local voluntary committee that does such great work each year in organising one of the biggest events in Roscommon.

“The standard of floats was extremely high last year and just looking through some of the entries for Easter Monday we can certainly expect the same this time around”.

Looking ahead to Easter Monday, Michael is hoping for clear skies.

“A lot of effort goes into hosting this event and I know there will be many clubs and organisations in attendance this year. Hopefully now we get good weather and a day the whole family will enjoy,” he concluded.