Whitechurch float team inspired by Ross theme

Published 12/03/2013 | 05:38

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Preparing the Whitechurch Float last Sunday were Jake and Declan Dunne, Danny Brennan, Robbie, Joe and Jack Delaney and Seamus Kane

THE THEME for this year's New Ross parade could not suit the team behind the Whitechurch Steam and Vintage Rally float any more perfectly.

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'Ask Not', inspired by US President John F. Kennedy's famous speech, in which he said 'ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country', has been chosen by the New Ross parade committee as the fitting theme for this year's parade to tie in with the JFK50 celebrations.

This theme could not be more appropriate for the Whitechurch crew as it is in their parish where the Kennedy Homestead, of John F. Kennedy's great-grandfather Patrick Kennedy, is located.

Although the crew behind this year's Whitechurch Steam and Vintage Rally float are giving away no clues as to their float, needless to say they have plenty of inspiration for what is sure to be yet another head turning creation.

Work will began on the float this week, according to Seamus Kane from Whitechurch, but much planning has gone into what they hope to achieve.

With numerous prizes to their credit from previous parades, the Whitechurch crew are hoping to win another prize for their float to add to their growing collection located in Long's of Ballykelly.

'We always come home with a bit of glassware every year,' said Seamus. 'It is always a great social occasion. There is always a great buzz about the parade. If groups like us didn't make an effort on the day the community spirit would be dead.'

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