THE GIRL Guides, Brownies and Ladybirds had their musical on Sunday, December 16th in Blackrock Community Centre and it was a huge success. Parents and children turned up in their droves to watch what can only be described as ' the best performance of the Year'.
It kicked off with the Girl Guides (101/2 -13yrs) performing ' Grease 1.5', singing and dancing to many of the popular numbers like 'Summer Lovin', 'Sandra Dee', 'I've got Chills' and a fabulous rock n' roll finale to 'We go Together'.
Margaret as their leader admitted to being a little biased but said 'I can say they worked extremely hard and it paid off; they were magnificent and brought the crowd to their feet'
Then followed the Brownies, (7101/ 2yrs), who presented ' Blackrock's got Talent' and they certainly did. There were three Brownie Judges who commented on each act, comprising of comedy, Irish dancing, singing etc. All were voted winners.
And just before the beautiful Ladybirds (4-7yrs) sang some Christmas Carols, the big man himself, Santa, turned up to greet all the children, give out some sweets and wish everyone a very Merry Christmas.
So all in all it was a wonderful family afternoon which saw the community centre buzzing with happiness and laughter.
Special thanks must go to Mandy Fee ( Pelican Promotions) and Conor Hughes who worked very hard to improve the sound in the hall so the girls could be heard; also to Vivian and Noel, the caretakers, who helped make the place look very festive; the FAS lads and Marie who cleaned the hall and centre.
Also Patricia Reynolds who gave some great acting advice (which definitely paid off ), all the leaders who work very hard all year and gave up their free time to help guide our young girls, and of course the girls themselves who should be very proud of all their achievements.