Charity family fun day in Ballacolla

lAOIS Down Sydrome is inviting the public to a day of fun for all the family on Easter Sunday.

lAOIS Down Sydrome is inviting the public to a day of fun for all the family on Easter Sunday.

For the second year running the charity is holding the Family Fun Day on Sunday, April 8 at Ballacolla community field.

There is something for everbody on the day with an ex army tank, personnel carrier, jeep and other army memorablia on show. The Durrow fire brigade will be there and a tractor pull is also on the menu. The all Tractor Build All Ireland Team All Ireland champions from Mount Bellew will also be at work.

The day features ladies and gents Tug-O-War Association of Ireland teams competing for the Manor Stone perpetual cups.

A dog show, bouncy castles, vintage cars and tractors of all variety will be on show as well as cake stalls and bric-a-brac stalls, spin the wheel, face painting, clowns, pony and trap rides.

Music by Abbey Folk will be followed by local artist Valerie Cassin. There will also be refreshments and a marquee.

All donations of cakes, buns, bric-a-brac and bottles for bottle stall will be very much appreciated.

There will also be a schools colouring in competition this year .

Midland 103 outdoor unit will be on site for their 12pm to 2pm programme. The event is to be compered by Ann Marie Kelly again this year.

Michael Gorman, Laois Down Dyndrome Chairman recently visit Aras an Uachtarain with hi son Eoin. They were part as part of a large group from Down Syndrome Ireland for World Down Syndrome Day on March 21.

They also attended the Helping Hands Awards at the CPA Buildings on Harcourt Street on the same day.