It’s been a very long time between parties for our group. Covid restrictions had prevented us from having large social events for over two years, so Friday’s party (June 10) was a significant one. It was a wonderful opportunity for members old and new to enjoy one another’s company in a relaxed setting.
Former members, who’d moved away from Fingal, were happy to accept their invitations. Current members looked unrecognisable without their working clothes and hi vis vests. It was time for glamour, singing and dancing at Peacock’s bar in River Valley.
The management provided us with large platters of finger food, as a thank you for the work we do in the community. The staff looked after us very well, while we partied until 1 am.
Andy and Lorcan, our disc jockeys, played toe-tapping music which got everyone up dancing. They also organised our enthusiastic singers, keen to show their skills at karaoke.
Fingal county councillors from different political persuasions joined us on the dance floor and really enjoyed the festivities.
It was also a great opportunity to celebrate a very special birthday. Rose, who’s in charge of our polytunnel, was thrilled with the surprise 70th birthday cake, organised by our group.
Despite the late night, we had a good turnout on Saturday morning for our work session.