Firstly, this month I would just like to say a massive thank you to all the volunteers who helped over the Halloween Howl festival. The festival has just completed its sixth year and is going from strength to strength. Volunteers are a huge part of that success, and I think it is important to acknowledge and thank the people who take the time out of busy schedules to donate their time to clubs, to marshal events, put up and take down town decorations etc. I would also like to thank the committees themselves. It is easy to forget that the Sports Club committees, the Youth Club committees, the KMEG committee, the Tidy Towns committee are all made up of Volunteers, Volunteers that give up their time throughout the year to work towards a common goal for the town.
Santa & Mrs Claus will be arriving to town on the evening of December 1st at 6.30pm to turn on the Christmas lights, the Crib will be blessed, and we will have the Night of Giving. It promises to be a lovely evening.
This year our charities for the Night of Giving will be; Kerry Women’s Refuge, Tralee and our local branch of Vincent de Paul here in Kenmare.
What is The Night of Giving?
It is a night when Santa asks adults and children to give a gift to those less fortunate than themselves, Santa and Mrs Claus with their helpers will be in The Square to accept your gifts.
Suggested items for giving:
Pyjamas – Women’s sizes small, medium, large and X large
Pyjamas – For boys and girls from babies to 16 years old
Vests and Pants – For boys and girls from toddlers to 16 years old
Slippers – For Women and Children – all sizes
Hats, Scarves and Gloves – For Women, Babies and Children
Tins of Fruit, Beans, Peas, Ham and Tuna
Toilet Rolls and Sanitary Items for Women
There are many different events taking place over the Festival season, so keep an eye on the Kenmare.ie Facebook page for all the details.