A determined team of entrepreneurs has united to tackle a crippling €1 million debt in Mountmellick parish.
The massive sum amounted over a decade of construction work, such as the installation of central heating system and key refurbishment to St Joseph's parish church.
“Regrettably a major building project, that would have netted very significant monies (c.€750,000) for the parish, fell foul of the financial/construction crisis and never materialised,” PP Fr Michael Murphy said at the start of the campaign, which aims to pay the debt by 2025.
A Fashion Show Extravaganza event will take place on Friday, May 27 in Mountmellick Community Sports Complex at the Community School grounds.
To date, about 400 tickets have been sold and the venue hopes to raise €10,000.
The dedicated committee is helped by approximately 40 volunteers.
The committee is powered by six members- chairperson Liz Moore, Joint treasures Terry Mitchell and Loretta Sexton, joint secretaries Breda Grumley and Angela Donagher and PRO Winnie Feighery.
On the night of the fashion show, doors will open early at 6pm, so people can explore a large variety of local art and craft work including confectionary stalls, florist stands, knit wear, hand bags, local handmade creations, and cosmetics and stationery.
The fashion show begins at 8pm with models exhibiting hairstyles from local salons in Mountmellick.
It will be followed by the exclusive fashion show catering for all tastes.
Exhibiting clothes will be No.1 Boutique, Eamon Bracken Menswear, Colgans Sportswear, Shaws Mountmellick, Bredas Designs, finishing with bridal fashions from Ballybrittas Brides.
Admission is €10 and tickets are available at Zonas hair and Beauty Studio , Bredas Gift shop, No 1 Boutique, Shaws of Mountmellick, the parish centre in Mountmellick and committee members.
For further inquiries contact Angela Kelly and Margaret Bradford 05786 24301 will answer all your questions.
The committee meets every Wednesday night in the town hall at 8pm to 9pm and new members are welcome. You can follow the committee’s progress on their face book page Mountmellick Parish Community Extravaganza. Auction and raffle on the night.
To book a business exhibition stand you can contact Angela Kelly on 0861036055 at €30 a table.