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Childrens Christmas Party

posted 20 Dec 2014, 16:01 by Garrycastle GAA   [ updated 20 Dec 2014, 16:02 ]
Monday night, December 15th, saw the annual Kids Christmas Party for all of the younger players and their brothers and sisters in the clubhouse. A huge crowd turned out on the night, and were well entertained by Bozo the clown, with his balloon animals, hats, swords, and anything else that could be crafted by the imagination, and balloons! 
The ladies from Athlone Tonnta were on hand to do face painting for all and sundry, and never were so many Frozen princesses to be seen in one place! One of the highlights of the face painting was a beautiful "Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer", literally drawn on a nose! 
With lots of food, drinks and fun-and-games on offer, great excitement built up while waiting for the great man himself to appear. And, on cue, Santa himself arrived, and led the assembled kids in a rousing rendition of Christmas carols. As the kids all queued to tell Santa what they wanted for Christmas, Santa's elves took notes in his great book, so that nothing would be forgotten on Christmas Eve. All of the kids got a little gift from Santa as they left. 
As always, huge thanks to all who helped with the organisation of the evening, to the elves, Brian the DJ, all of the parents who helped out with serving tea/coffee and tried to control the (organised) chaos in the hall, those who looked after the queue to Santa, those who took the photographs, and all the other jobs, big and small, that needed to be done. Special thanks to all who helped to decorate the hall, and Santa's grotto, it is fair to say that Garrycastle hall never looked so well. 
And last, but most definitely not least, to Santa, (also known as our club chairman), for his cheerfulness, and patience, in dealing with a very large crowd of excited children. 
Happy Christmas to one and all, and we'll see everyone again in the new year! ​
See lots of pictures from the evening in the 2014 photo archive !