THERE WAS a fantastic turn out from the community in Blackrock on Sunday, December 9, for the open day to view the plans for the planned refurbishment of the centre next year.
In addition to the display of the plans in the main hall, there was a lovely exhibition from all the groups who currently use the centre.
The ICA were the stars of the show with their beautiful tapestry, decorations and craft display and for setting up and running the tea rooms for the afternoon which everybody really enjoyed.
The karate club put on a truly wonderful show as did the children of Carol Leavy's school of Irish Dancing. Mums, Mayhem and More had a lovely soft play area for the smaller children, Gus Kresa had a tennis court marked out for the children to try their hand at tennis and the Athletics Club had all of their recently won trophies and medals on display. Rock Chefs were a big hit with their lovely chocolate treats.
There were also goodies on display at the Girl Guide, Brownie and Ladybird tuck shop. Eileen Carter was on hand from the park committee to show everyone the developments in the bio diversity area of the park this year and the Bridge club set up to allow anyone who wanted to relax over a game during the afternoon to do so. The Youth Cafe and Move to Wellness were also in attendance to discuss their projects.
It was wonderful community afternoon which everyone enjoyed. The plans for the refurbishment were mulled over and many people had great suggestions which have been incorporated into the plans, which are shown below. It will definitely be a great help to the centre committee in the coming months.
A big thank you to all the user groups of the centre, the Home Bakery and Pelican Promotions for making the day such a huge success.