Thursday 20 June 2019

Good Counsel parents raise €6,220

David Looby

More than 170 people attended a bring your own grub dinner in aid of Good Counsel College students,

The night was organised by the school's parent's council who organised a hugely successful Easter draw, raising €4,200. The remaining €2,000 was raised at the dinner night, held at the Horse & Hound hotel in Ballinaboola.

Sheila McAuliffe of Good Counsel Parent's Association said the money they raise each year goes towards meeting the costs of a career's night, a Christmas carol event and the annual 6th Year barbecue, among other school events.

The Easter draw saw the main winner walk home with a new iPad, with several cash prizes also won, including a seller's prize.

The parent's association provided cold meats for the Summer Supper, with each hostess inviting ten guests per table.

Each of the guests, in turn, brought a dish, making for a lucky dip of a night, with fantastic food enjoyed.

Teachers and parents mingled and got to enjoy a relaxing evening, away from the stresses of studies ahead of the state exams coming up next month.

Ms McAuliffe said thanked past Good Counsel student Brendan Murphy for the use of the hotel free of charge.

'We want to thank everybody who got behind this; all of the parents, the ten committee hostesses, the principal and vice principal.'

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