FAIR DAY: The annual revised Fair Day will be held this year on Saturday November 3rd. As always this is a great family day with loads to see and do as well as animals of all descriptions and sizes. There will be stalls selling their wares. All that's needed is a nice dry day and you are advised to come early as the saying goes, the early bird catches the worm.
Sincere congrats and good wishes to Karina Buckley, Templeathea who had a surprise party sprung on her on Saturday night last at Brown Joes. A great night was enjoyed by family, relatives and friends.
A reminder to all clubs, organisations and individuals to submit their articles, photos and contributions for this year's Athea Parish Journal by the deadline of Oct 31st. If possible you are asked to email email@example.com. Photos can be dropped into the office at CD Printing, all photos will be returned.
It's time to start collecting your used stamps for Fr. Seamus Reihill from St. Patricks Missionary Society in Kiltegan. With Christmas on the horizon there should be extra post. Stamps can be dropped into the CD Office in Athea for collection.
Saturday Oct 27th, there will be a fundraising disco in the Memorial Hall from 7 to 9 p.m. for children 12 years and under only. Drinks and treats will be free on the night and entry is just E3. Hopefully as many as possible will come and support it and have a frightfully good time! The toddler group runs every Tuesday and Friday from 11.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m.
This Wednesday night Oct 24th Athea Drama Society will hold its AGM at the hall. All members are asked to attend and as always new members are especially welcome.
Athea community council held its draw Saturday night at Brown Joes. The jackpot was E7500, numbers drawn were 14, 23, 25 and 27, no winner. Lucky dips of E50 to Nicole Fitzgerald, Hillside Drive; E30 to Billy McKenna, Upper Athea; E20 each to Lilian Fitzgerald, Park; Tom O'Connor, Turaree, Glin; Liam Larkin, Clash and Hannah Culhane, Glin. Seller's prizes to John O'Connell and Betty Murphy. Next week's draw is at Batts for a jackpot of E7600.