Fundraising auction in aid of Strokestown playground

A fundraising event in aid of Strokestown playground will be held on Saturday evening, July 15th, commencing at 6 pm, and is set to include a major street auction, live music, a book sale and a cake sale.

The event is being held to support the continuing operation of the community playground in Strokestown. A spokesperson for Strokestown Community Development Association noted that they have managed, despite the Covid-19 setback, to clear most of the major loan taken out to initially undertake, and more recently, to extend the project. However, they also have spiralling insurance costs to meet and need to replace some small items of equipment.

The spokesperson added that the association wishes to acknowledge the general public in the region and the local business community for their support for the project, as well as Roscommon County Council, Coillte, Sliabh Bawn Community Fund, Department of Rural and Community Affairs, for their grant assistance to date.

Items already guaranteed to be sold at the upcoming event include top class books, jewellery, turf, timber, brand new scarves, umbrellas, vouchers (including a fabulous stay at a leading Kerry Hotel), plants, hampers and much more. A draw will also take place for a major item on the evening, with further details to follow.

Anyone wishing to donate an item or help out in any way, please contact Mary at the Strokestown Community Development Association Office or phone 071 9633759.