Night of nostalgia for former Mercy Mounthawk students
FORMER students from Tralee's Mercy Mounthawk Secondary School are holding a reunion party in the town this December to both get together with old friends and to raise money for their alma mater.
The Mounthawk reunion, for members of the graduating classes of 1994 through 1997, will take place at The Grand Hotel on Denny Street on December 28.
In an interesting twist on the usual school reunion party, most of the night's entertainment will be provided by the former students themselves. Several former students who have gone on to make waves in the local music scene will come together to form a one-off band for the night while other classmates are also expected to contribute to the night's fun and games with their own song and and dance contributions.
All money raised from ticket sales and spot prize raffles on the night will be presented to the school to be used to buy materials for current students.
The event is the brainchild of Terence Crean, a member of the class of '96, who has spent months organising the night along with school pals Leslie Harris (Class of '94), Ethel Meahan (Class of '96), Karen Fenix (Class of '95) and Liza Barrett (Class of '97).
Terence said he had the idea for the reunion because, while he was able to keep in touch with his old school friends though Facebook, he rarely had a chance to actually meet any of them in person for a proper chat.
"You know you can keep in touch with people on Facebook and find out what they're up to but you hardly ever get a chance to meet them and sit down and have a proper chat with them and find out how they've been and what they're doing," he said.
"That's really what the night's all about but it's also nice to be able to raise some money for the school," he said.