THE Spirit of Christmas will be displayed by young local girls who travel to Belarus early in January to join with the children there in celebrating their Christmas, which falls on January 7 with New Year on January 11.
They are Sarah Linehan, Derrinatubrid, a social work student at UCC, and Marian Daly, Reandullane, a social carer in Mallow, they will spend one week helping those less fortunate.
Sarah was there in August and it was from that experience that the decision to travel at Christmas was born and her good friend, Marian volunteered to go along.
Knowing both of them they certainly will lift the spirits of these children.
To help fund the trip they have organized a Mr. & Mrs. Fundraiser at Billy Murphy's Bar this Saturday, December 22, and your support is appreciated, at 9pm.
Eight couples will face the desk from where Colm O'Connor and Patricia O'Keeffe will be popping the questions.
How much do you think you know about your partner?
The couples are Tony and Jenny Murphy; Denis and Martina Drew; Dermot Hickey and Marian Cullinane; DJ O'Sullivan and Jackie Murphy; Simon Foley and Maura Sheahan; Liam Daly and Siobhan Nealon; Paudie O'Callaghan and Kiara Lenihan and Kieran O'Sullivan and Sinead Nealon.
North Cork centre is reminding students that it will open after Christmas, December 27 to 29 and January 2 to 5. All subjects catered for. Phone (087) 6934055.
DAN SEAN TABLE QUIZ
The winners were: 1st Cullen/Ballydaly - Liam Fitzgerald, Tommy Tucker, Bernard Murphy and Eoin O'Sullivan; 2nd Old Road Team - Eileen and Bryan Leahy, Gerald and Noreen O'Connell; 3rd, The Murphys - Tim, Jack, Marie and Timothy.
Don't forget Christmas Day card drive in Pearse Memorial Hall at 9pm.
Winners last Tuesday were 1st Theresa Cashman, Paddy O'Leary; Marie Murphy, Betty Biggane; Ladies, Joan Moynihan, Nora Breen; Gents, Denis Healy, Ted Rahilly; Patsy Breen, Timmy Joe O'Sullivan; Mixed, Margaret Angland, Maurice Walsh; Spots, Maureen Aherne, Tess Herlihy; Hugh Murphy, Joe Daly; Hamper, Ned O'Mahony.
The numbers drawn were 15, 19, 23 and 30.
Lucky dips to Ena Walsh; Sean and Dan Rahilly; Eileen Leahy and Bridie O'Connor. Christmas vouchers to Joan Sheahan and Diarmuid Ankettell. Seller's prize to Peter Hannon and Margaret Kely.
Christmas Eve ceremonies at the Church of the Immaculate Conception take place at 7.30pm with mass at 11am on Christmas Day.
CHRISTMAS TREE in the Square is alive and shining with new lights adding to the splendor.