Wednesday 22 January 2020

Clohamon run lights up the road for day care centre

A tractor lit up with fairy lights for the road run
A tractor lit up with fairy lights for the road run

Brendan Keane

Clohamon village was bustling with activity recently when it played host to a vintage run in aid of Bunclody Daycare Centre.

The participants really worked hard at ensuring it was a spectacular visual event and pulled out all the stops to make it a memorable event for those who witnessed it.

There was a prize for the best lit tractor and that was won by Darryl Kenny who even had a Christmas tree on board along with a bag from Santa.

Darryl won a €250 chainsaw that was donated by Aidan Murphy Garden Machinery, Bunclody.

A spokesperson for the organising committee said it was a hugely successful event and was even better than a run held in September which was also very well supported.

'We had around 85 vehicles,' she said.

While the majority of the participants were driving tractors the run also included some a jeep, a pick-up truck and other vintage vehicles.

The profits from the event totalled €1,600 and the organisers were delighted to be able to raise that amount for such a good cause.

Everyone who participated had their names put into a monster raffle and local businesses were also praised for getting fully behind the initiative by way of sponsoring prizes.

'We got a lot of donations from people and we were very grateful for that,' said the spokesperson.

The organisers thanked all of the local business who gave support to the event and a special word of thanks was conveyed to the participants for taking the time to effort to light up their vehicles in festive fashion.

The general public were also acknowledged for coming out on force to support the run.

Enniscorthy Guardian