Issue 35 June 2006 - Trinity Presbyterian Church, Omagh

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Issue 35 June 2006 - Trinity Presbyterian Church, Omagh
Issue 35
www.trinitypresbyterianchurchomagh.co.uk
Inside this issue:
Jim Adams and
New Manse
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Trinity Concert
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Trinity Concert
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Trinity Concert
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Trinity Concert
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Trinity Girls Brigade
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On my bike and
GG Notice Board
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GG Notice Board
and GG 2nd Youth
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Malcolm and Myrtle
McKinley
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1st Omagh B.B.
11
June 2006
TRINITY’S NEW COMMUNICANTS
On Easter Sunday (16th April 2006) Trinity welcomed some new communicants into the church.
BOYS L-R James Robertson, Richard Clements, Richard Gibson, Daryl Graham and Lee Hannigan
GIRLS L-R Rosslyn Hussey, Rebecca Espie and Lauren Alexander
GILLYGOOLEY’S NEW COMMUNICANTS
G-Factor and Births, 12
Deaths & Marriages
GG Floral Art
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GG 2nd Youth
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Kids Page
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GG Auction
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GG Auction
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GG Youth Club
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GG Youth Club
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GG Youth Club
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On Easter Sunday Gillygooley celebrated the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper. Pictured here are the
new communicants who were received into the church. Also in the photograph is Bill King, clerk of
session, who presented the young people with Bibles during the service.
L-R Amy Alexander, Jonathan Scott, Lyndsay Gault, Jonathon Smyth, Cheryl Anderson, Iain Fleming,
Lisa Hemphill, Lee Alexander, Gemma Walker, Ashley M cCauley and Bill King.
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Jim Adams
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by Margaret Simms
Although a familiar face to us all, Mr Adams has
not always been a member of Trinity. In fact he
came to Omagh as recently as 15 years ago, after
his wife died. Before that, he lived near Gortin, in
Eskeradooey/Lislap. He worked as a forester for
32 years, until he had to retire with heart trouble.
He enjoyed that work. He was outdoors all the
time.
He is one of three brothers. One of his brothers
died in 1982; his other brother lives in Lislap and
is married with a son and a daughter.
Our Mr Adams lives at Dergmoney with his son
Rodney. He doesn't drive anymore. Rodney
brings him to church mostly and neighbours are
very good, he says.
Getting transport means a lot to him, particularly
since he had a hip replacement operation in 2004.
Although he watches a good bit of television, Mr
Adams gets out and about too. On Tuesdays, he
goes to the Legion in Campsie, where there is
chat and bingo and physical exercises. On
Thursdays, you will find him at Gortmore Day
Centre, where he meets friends and has lunch. In
between, he might be visiting family. Friends take
him to Gortin sometimes.
Mr Adams hopes to take part in the Trinity outing
to Saintfield on 24th June. In July, he and others
from D.C.F.( Disabled Christian Fellowship) will
spend a week in Newcastle, Co Down.
Hopefully we will be seeing him as we do on
Sundays, marking Church Loyalty cards with his
team, as they welcome us in the porch.
WORK AT LAST BEGINS ON NEW MANSE
Lowry Bros of Castlederg have won the contract to build the new
Trinity Manse at Mullaghameena Avenue. Work started in June
and should be completed early in 2007, allowing the Herron family
to move in around Easter.
The photos show some of the early works at the site.
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Trinity Concert
On Saturday evening, 25th March, Trinity Church Hall was packed for a concert in aid of Christian Aid.
Compere for the evening was Wesley Atchison who kept everyone entertained between each act.
The opening item on the programme was "Trinity on Tour", a lively musical group comprised of Drew Barbour,
Joan Cummings, Sam Gallagher, Colin Jardine, Carol McCandless, Claire McElhinney, Joe McGrew, Roy
Millar, John Moore, Greg Parke and Heather Watson. They played an assortment of instruments and sang "Daisy,
Daisy" as well as a very lively rendition of "Lily the Pink."
Next on stage were The
Girls' Brigade (pictured left)
led by Mavis Jardine.
They sang two pieces
beautifully - "If You're
Happy" and "Give me oil in
my lamp"
Front row
L-R Taylor-Leigh Gourley,
Holly Lyons
Middle row
L-R Beth Hunter, Annabel
Jeffries, Bethany Swan,
Kerry Rankin
Rear row
L-R Amy Stockdale, Nadine
McFarland, Lyndsy Carson,
Grace Monteith
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This was followed by Courtney Allen and Sarah Moore singing a lovely duet, "Just a Single Voice".
Emma Moore then recited the poem "Lorraine,
Lorraine" in a clear and confident voice
before Keith McKnight came on stage to give
an extremely skilful performance on his electric
guitar.
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Malcolm Herron, a talented violinist, then
entertained everyone.
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This was followed by a Trinity version of 'Mr and Mrs',
hosted by Wesley Atchison and Sara-Jayne Mcclung,
which was hotly contested by Robert & Hazel McCay,
Sam & Betty Gallagher
and Colin & Mavis Jardine.
Claire
McElhinney
(left) was next
to come on
stage, playing
the guitar to
accompany her
wonderful
singing of
"Hard Times"
and "Amazing
Grace".
The showcase
of talented
Trinity
performers
continued with
Joe McGrew
singing "The
Forty Shades
of Green" and
the popular
"Alexander's
Ragtime Band"
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Joe was followed by Heather Watson's strong
performance of "The Gipsy Rover"
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and then Joan Cummings gave a lovely
rendition of "Where the Roses Never Fail".
Next on the programme was a hilarious sketch, "The Two Ms", ably acted out by John Moore and
Roy Millar before "Trinity on Tour" returned to the stage to close the concert.
Supper was then served to end a wonderful evening of entertainment.
Many thanks to everyone who took part in the concert and to John Moore and his committee for
organising the event which has raised over £800 for Christian Aid!
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TRINITY GIRLS BRIGADE
Above: The members of Trinity Girls Brigade
Kerry Parker, Megan Smyth, Hannah
Leonard, Anabelle Jeffries, Joanne
Thompson, Emma Mosgrove, Bethany
Sproule, Beth Hunter, Hollie Lyons, Amy
Stockdale, Nadine McFarland, Hester Allen,
Lyndsay Carson, Lauren Alexander, Katie
Leonard, Danielle Barton, Jolene Bell and
Kate Bell.
Photos taken at the recent GB display night
and prize giving on 5th April 2006.
Bottom left: Front row L-R Emma Lyons
(mother of Hollie Lyons), Drew Hamilton
(Boy's Brigade captain) and Mavis Jardine
(Girl's Brigade captain) with the girls.
Bottom right: Mavis Jardine presenting a
cheque to Margaret Mitchell (Chairperson of
the Tyrone & Fermanagh branch of the
N.S.P.C.C. ) for £190.00. The money was
raised from the West Ulster Girls Brigade
praise service held at Trinity Church on 2nd
April 2006.
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ON MY BIKE FOR CHARITY
By Joan McCauley, a member
of Gillygooley congregation.
For those that don’t know me I
am Joan McCauley, married to
Martin and the mother of three,
Ashley (15) – who is lucky
enough to be setting off with the
Ulster Project this year to Salt
Lake City, Zara Jayne (13) and
Samantha (11). We live at
Claragh Road on the family
farm. I have worked as a
secretary within the hospital
now for 18 years, the last 12 of
these with Occupational
Therapy.
September 11th is an important
date for me and my family each
year as it is my birthday.
September 11th 2006 however
will be spent somewhat
differently as I hope to set off on
a special trip to Gdansk in
Poland.
Back in January this year I
decided to sign up to participate
in the Great 500 Cycle for Marie
Curie Cancer Care. This
involves 500 cyclists from UK
taking part in one of five routes
each of which finishes in
Warsaw, the home of Marie
Curie. The route I have signed
up to complete will take place
over 4 days and cover a total of
473km (280 miles).
As we are all too aware, Cancer
seems to be part of so many
people’s lives these days and it
is somewhat comforting to know
that Marie Curie provides such
an essential service to Cancer
patients and their families in
their own homes when they
need it most.
I have for many years now been
involved in charity work of
various kinds. I normally raise
money for Breakthrough Breast
Cancer/Macmillan Nurses by
selling handmade cards or
selling ‘Teatime Treats’ at work.
I am a Sunday School teacher
and former leader of
Gillygooley Youth Club. I have
been involved in the Guide
movement also for a number of
years being Leader in Charge at
Drumquin Brownies and then
moving on to 2nd Omagh
Brownies to be assistant leader.
I enjoy lots of craft work, in
particular card-making and cross
stitching. Many people will also
know me as their Avon
representative. This is an
excellent social activity and the
only chance for me to see my
neighbours other than a fleeting
glance as we pass each other in
our ever increasingly busy lives.
I have been out on the bicycle
quite a bit over the recent
months and am hoping the
weather will be favourable over
the coming weeks and months
so that my preparation will go
well for September. On
Saturday 3 rd June I hope to take
part in the Causeway Trek for
Northern Ireland Chest Heart
and Stroke Association. This
11-12 mile walk will be good
endurance training for me.
GILLYGOOLEY NOTICE BOARD
GILLYGOOLEY
CHILDREN’S
SUMMER SCHEME
The Summer Scheme
organised by Gillygooley
Youth & Community
Development Association,
commences on Monday 17th
July 2006 in Gillygooley
Orange Hall and runs for three
weeks for Primary school
children who have completed
Year 2 to end of Year 7. From
7th – 11th August a summer
scheme will be held in the
evening for Year 8 plus.
Registration night is on
Wednesday 14th June from
7.00 p.m. – 8.00 p.m.
For further details contact
Andrew Scott on 82242895.
FUNDING SUCCESS
Gillygooley Youth &
Community Development
Association have received a
grant of £4,125 from Omagh
District Council to assist in the
resurfacing of the Orange Hall
car park. It is hoped work will
be completed by the end of the
summer. Those who may
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recall the parking difficulties
for the Church prior to the
Orange Hall being built, will
appreciate how essential the use
of the hall car park is for
Church services, especially
weddings and funerals.
GILLYGOOLEY
PRESBYTERIAN
CHURCH
ALTERATIONS
Progress on the Church
alterations has resumed with all
outstanding Building Control
issues having been addressed.
Tenders were received from
four contractors by the return
date of 31 May. The committee
is meeting on 12 June to select
the contractor.
Raymond Smyth (Secretary)
GILLYGOOLEY
WALKING CLUB
Forty members have enrolled
for the new Walking Club
which has been jointly
organised by Gillygooley
Community Association and
Gillygooley 2 nd Youth. The
club meets every Wednesday
evening at 7.30 p.m.
commencing at Gillygooley
Orange Hall. The walks are
planned for mixed ability and a
short and long walk is planned
each evening. Iris Moffitt-Scott
and Ellen Fyffe have completed
The Walk Training Programme
as Volunteer Walk Leaders.
Additional members are always
welcome even if you are only
available on occasional nights.
The members wish to extend
their thanks to Maurice and
Diane Stevenson who got
sponsorship of fluorescent vests
to improve safety on the walks.
USE YOUR VOTE
Members of Gillygooley
Congregation are reminded that
voting papers for the election of
the Church Committee must be
returned to Rev. Herron or Bill
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King by 2.00pm on Sunday
25th June 2006. Voting papers
are available in the entrance
hall in the Church. A list of
eligible voters is also on
display.
LISLIMNAGHAN NEW
PARISH HALL
The Congregation of
Gillygooley Presbyterian
Church congratulates Rev
Derek Quinn, Select Vestry and
Parish of Lislimnaghan on the
completion and opening of their
magnificent new church hall.
Gillygooley and Lislimnaghan
experience significant social
interaction within our
community and this is to be
encouraged and supported.
Several members of
Gillygooley were privileged to
be invited to the official
opening of the hall and
commend the members of
Lislimnaghan in their vision for
the future!
GILLYGOOLEY 2nd YOUTH
FLORAL ART CLASS
L-R Collette Maguire (demonstrator) with
members of 2nd Youth Iris Moffitt-Scott, Lily
Nethery, Nina Buchanan and Jean McCay
at the floral art class.
L-R Jean Creery, Gertie Short, Gladys
Hamilton, Audrey Clements, Margaret
Hemphill, Jean Ellis and Lila Crawford.
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POPULAR GILLYGOOLEY COUPLE
CELEBRATE RUBY WEDDING ANNIVERSARY
anniversary presents. This generous gesture
has contributed £1,750 to the church’s building
fund.
Malcolm's parents, Edna and Robert John,
came to live at Aughaleague in 1936 where
they had five of a family. They too were
members of Gillygooley Presbyterian Church
where Malcolm’s father was ordained as an
elder in 1953.
Malcolm has a keen interest in clay pigeon
shooting and was instrumental in the formation
of Beechmount Clay Pigeon Club, which is
based on his farm. He is a member of
Clanabogan Bowling Club and is also
interested in music, being a former member of
Gillygooley Pipe Band. In addition to his
farming duties, Malcolm enjoys engineering
and can frequently be found in his workshop
repairing machinery for neighbours and friends.
Malcolm and Myrtle on their wedding day 40
years ago
Malcolm and Myrtle McKinley were joined by
family and friends to celebrate forty happy
years of marriage at a party in Gillygooley
Orange Hall.
Following their marriage in Newtownstewart
Presbyterian Church on 6 March 1966 by Rev.
Johnston, they came to reside on the McKinley
family farm at Aughaleague.
The couple are faithful members of Gillygooley
Presbyterian Church of which Malcolm is a
long serving committee member.
Their generous support to the church was once
again recognised when at their request they
invited donations to the Church in lieu of
Myrtle (nee Donald) with her knowledge and
interest in farming quickly adapted to rural life
in Aughaleague, being very supportive to
Malcolm building his farm enterprise. She has
a great love of animals and would frequently be
found in their midst on the farm. Her hobbies
include gardening, bowling and she is a former
leader of Gillygooley Youth Club. One of her
must ardent pastimes is baking of which she
shares her talents for the benefit of others
throughout the community on many occasions.
Malcolm and Myrtle have a family of fourDavid, Karen, Allister and Valerie. All are
married and live in the Gillygooley area with
the exception of Valerie who resides in Belfast.
Malcolm and Myrtle are close to their family
and derive great pleasure from their six
grandchildren. David, Karen, Allister and their
families continue the McKinley’s long
association with Gillygooley Presbyterian
Church.
When Myrtle was asked to comment on the
success of her marriage, she was quick to
respond and said the most important factors
were, ‘Give and take’, ‘tolerance’ and most
importantly their ‘Faith’.
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Malcolm and Myrtle McKinley present a cheque to
Dorothy King treasurer and Rev Herron. The money was
generously donated to the Church Building Repair Fund.
Malcolm and Myrtle cut the cake at
their 40th Anniversary Party held in
Gillygooley Orange Hall.
1st OMAGH B.B.
1st Omagh B.B. Anchor Boys Section.
Receiving their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze
Awards L-R Valerie Alexander, Laura
Alexander, Gillian Wilson and Sandra
Wilson.
1st Omagh B.B. Company section.
Daryl Graham receiving his
Presidents Badge from his mum,
Linda.
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1st Omagh B.B. Junior Boys Section.
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‘G-Factor’ Young Enterprise Group, Scoop ‘Best Youth
Group’ and ‘Best Junior Company’ at Awards Ceremony
Yet again Gillygooley Youth Club
have produced a very successful
Young Enterprise Team, this
year under the appellation of,
‘G-Factor’.
Seventeen young people came
together in September 2005 and
although some of them are from
Gillygooley, a number also
travelled from Omagh. Lee
Alexander was voted in as
Managing D irector, Jonathan
Smyth as Finance D irector and
Lisa Hemphill as Company
Secretary.
The management team, joined
by Peter Cowan, ICT D irector
and Karen Moore, Marketing
Director represented “G-Factor”
at the recent Sperrin and
Lakeland Regional Awards. The
Awards were a culmination of
the year’s work during which
students set up their own
business. Along with advisors
from the business world, they
had run this business by making
and selling products locally. The
young people produced several
unique products and also built
on the success of their peers in
Gillygooley Youth Club. This
large group showed great
commitment to their Company
and remained enthusiastic in all
they did, whether it was the
local Trade Fair or being part of
a production line.
This year ‘G-Factor picked up
the awards for ‘Best Junior
Company’ and ‘Best Youth
Group’, and they now go
forward to the Northern Ireland
Final on June 9 in Belfast where
they are guests at Belfast City
Hall.
Managing D irector from ‘GFactor, Mr Lee Alexander said,
“We are all very proud of our
achievement. As a youth club
our resources were limited at
times, but we worked well as a
team and we were rewarded for
it. All our hard work throughout
the year has paid off.”
Business Advisers, Yvonne
Armstrong, Lorraine Elkin,
Louise Scott and Sandra Magee
assisted the young people
throughout the year.
A spec ial award was presented
to Lorraine Elkin for long serv ice
to Young Enterprise. She
received her award from popular
TV personality Julian Simmons
If anyone is interested in being
involved with Young Enterprise
in September 2006 please
contact Sandra, on
02882241768.
Record of Baptisms, Marriages and Deaths in the Congregations
Baptisms in Trinity
9 Apr Sarah Eleanor Margaret McMorran
30 Apr Klara Rebecca Henderson
30 Apr Ben Michael Mulholland
Marriages in Gillygooley
19 May John King &
Louise Anthony
14 Apr
Deaths in Trinity
Kathleen Clarke
Baptisms in Gillygooley
28 May Gareth Caldwell Forsythe
“Let the children come to me...”
(Mark 10:14)
“Love one another as I have loved
you...”
(John 15:12)
“I am the resurrection and
the life...”
(John 11:25)
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FLORAL ART DEMONSTRATION
BOOSTS CHURCH FUNDS
Mother and daughter, Margaret McKinley and Linda Hunter
watch the demonstration with interest, surrounded by other
members of the congregation.
Anne Robinson, who was demonstrator throughout the evening.
Thanks to the generosity of Anne Robinson
a former member of Gillygooley Church,
£1200 was raised from a floral art
demonstration held in Gillygooley Orange
Hall.
Anne, who has a florist’s shop in Fintona,
‘The Wild Bunch’ gave an interesting
demonstration to a keen audience. She also
provided and sponsored the flowers used
throughout the evening.
Rev Herron welcomed everyone and
thanked Anne for her generous support.
Following the demonstration, Andrew Scott
auctioned the arrangements. With all the
keen bidding, which ensued, arrangements
were quickly sold. The evening ended with
supper being served by ladies from the
congregation.
A section of the audience who attended the demonstration.
Andrew Scott, practising his auctioneering skills after the
demonstration.
Some of the audience attentively watches the demonstration.
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FURTHER EXPANSION
OF GILLYGOOLEY 2ND YOUTH
L-R Back, Joan and George Armstrong, Iris Moffitt-Scott
Front, Robert and Mabel Armstrong and Jean Ellis
Membership has now
approached fifty at
Gillygooley 2nd Youth and
this relatively new group
formed as part of the
associations continued
community programme is
growing from strength to
strength.
In recent months their
programme has been as
diverse as to cover subjects
from home safety to
gardening. Out-of-centre
activities have included
swimming, walking,
networking seminars, floral
art and social interaction with
Anne Turner and Jean McCay
other similar groups.
The group has been
successful in sourcing
funding from various bodies,
which has been used to
subsidise tutors and travel.
The group are also affiliated
to the Senior Citizens
Consortium Sperrin
Lakeland. The success of
the group has been
attributed to its friendly and
relaxed approach and the
opportunity to make new
friends and acquaintances
and being supportive to each
other. Membership is not
limited to the perimeter of
Myra Alexander and Sadie Clements enjoy a chat.
Gillygooley with members
coming from Drumquin,
Fintona and Omagh.
The final event of the season
is a trip to Exploris Aquarium
in Portaferry on Saturday
June 24. The coach leaves
Gillygooley at 9.30, stopping
at 2nd Comber Presbyterian
Church for lunch. The return
journey is along the scenic
North Down coast, with a
stop at the Tidy Doffer in
Lisburn for a meal. At time
of going to print, only a few
seats remain vacant. Anyone
interested should contact Iris
Moffitt-Scott on 8224 2895.
Enjoying the entertainment as guests of Killycurragh club. L-R
Muriel Bell, Andrew Scott, Audrey Clements and Kathleen Ewing.
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Children’s Page
BREAK THE CODE
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See if you can de-code this question which the minister asks the parents? (Fill in the boxes with the
letters linked to the numbers).
Something to make
Make a stained glass window card. Draw a
simple picture on a piece of folded black
paper. Cut out small shapes, leaving a
black edge around each one.
You can see an example of this on the
picture to the right. Stick coloured tissue
paper behind each shape. Hang the card
in a window so the light can shine through.
This is the competition and the winner will
be picked from the best card design.
Please Note: We can only accept Primary School Entrants
Please forward entries to Andrew Scott, Aughnamoyle House, 41 Gillygooley Road, Omagh BT78 5PP
no later than 4 weeks after publication.
If more than one correct entry is received from either church a draw will be made.
Last issues winners: [Trinty – Kirstin Duncan]
[Gillygooley – Emma Hunter]
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CHURCH AUCTION BOOSTS CHURCH FUNDS
A very successful auction in aid of Gillygooley Presbyterian Church repair fund raised
over £5,100. The event, held in Gillygooley Orange Hall, was well supported by members
of the congregation and others in search of bargains. The Hall was crammed with
furniture, toys, kitchenware and gardening tools and thanks must go to everyone who
contributed to the collection. The ladies of the Church were al so on standby providing
tea and sandwiches for those who had built up an appetite. The congregation is indebted
to Bertie Pollock and Alan Porter, auctioneers who gave their services free of charge and
ensured that the 600 lots on offer were quickly disposed of.
The Hall was packed with people looking for bargains.
Diane and Brian Mills, getting ready to bid at the
auction held to raise money for the Church Building
Fund.
Dorothy King and Beverley Fleming, trying to keep track of all the
purchases.
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Malcolm McKinley and Harold Moore act as ‘security guards’
at the auction held in Gillygooley!
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Noel, Lisa, James and Richard Hemphill with Gerald McCauley all
attended the auction.
Mervyn King and Alister McKinley take a well-deserved break at the auction.
Gillygooley Auction
By Louise Scott
Toys, books, furniture and tools
Anything from a piano to a wee kitchen stool
All of these things you were able to see
At our Building fund auction, held in Gillygooley
Lots of neighbours and friends gathered around
As they knew there were many bargains to be found
Bertie Pollock and Alan Porter took to the floor
And began auctioning the items with a tumultuous roar
Everyone bided on the items for sale in the hall
And then went to Beverley, Pansy and Dorothy to pay for it all
One by one the lots were sold
Turning the many items into their value in gold
Raising more and more cash to make our wee Church bigger
And in the end the amount raised was a fantastic figure
Over Five thousand pounds was a wonderful amount
To add to the money in our Building fund account
So thanks goes to all, who helped out in whatever way
To make our auction a very successful day.
THANKS
Rev. Herron, Session
and Committee of
Gillygooley
Presbyterian Church
wish to thank everyone
who donated items for
the auction, gave
donations, or auction of
promises. Your
support was greatly
appreciated.
Total amount raised.
£5,100.
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GILLYGOOLEY YOUTH CLUB YEAR
COMES TO AN END IN STYLE!
Once again, another year has
finished for Gillygooley Youth
Club, much to the delight of the
leaders! The end was marked
by Parents Night, an evening
where the children can indulge
in singing and dancing, and
showing off their many talents
for family and friends.
These performances would
follow a prize giving to
members for activities, games
and competitions they had
participated in throughout the
youth-club year.
Mrs Julie Wysner, principal of
Gillygooley Primary School,
was invited, with her husband,
to present the awards to the
young people. Prizes included
those for football, hockey,
netball, basketball and pool-to
name a few.
At the end of every youth club
year there is one award that
stands out, above the others.
This prestigious award is ‘Youth
Club Personality of the Year’
and it is awarded to a member
in recognition of all they have
achieved throughout the year.
The award is presented to
someone who is keen, cooperative, enthusiastic,
dedicated and always on hand
to help the leaders.
This year the awards went to
Kyle McKinley, from the junior
group, and Lisa Hemphill, from
the senior group.
Following the formalities and
brief speeches, the fun and
entertainment began.
The evening started with a
rendition of 'Five Current Buns’
and a poem, ‘An Old
Macdonald’s Mixed up Farm’,
complete with costumes and
actions by the primary group.
This was followed by a comedy
act, when junior members took
to the stage.
Then for the main event of the
evening, X-Factor, Gillygooley
Style! After weeks of
preparation, the young people
were able to take to the stage
and perform to their hearts
were content, giving the likes of
Snow Patrol and the
Sugababes a run for their
money! Acts performed
included, Katie Turnstall, Chico,
Greenday, Pussycat Dolls and
many more.
Emma McFarland, who acted as
compere throughout the evening.
Winners of ‘Youth Club Personality of the
Year’ were Lisa Hemphill and Kyle
McKinley, pictured with their leaders.
Compere for the evening was
Emma McFarland and
representing the judges Louis,
Simon and Sharon, were Calum
Rennie and David Moore,
senior members of the club and
Louise Scott, assistant leader.
The judges were given a
difficult task and in true X-factor
style Simon (Calum Rennie)
received some harsh jeering
and booing from an energetic
and animated crowd.
X-Factor judges, Louis, Sharon and
Simon, better known as David, Louise
and Callum.
Winners on the night were
Sugababes, James Blunt and
Kelly Clarkeson.
The night was a huge success
and praise must go to Bernie
Liggett, who organised the
evening’s entertainment, with
the help of Jennifer O’Donnell
and Louise Scott.
Leaders of Gillygooley Youth Club, L-R,
Raymond King, Andy McKernan, Louise
Scott,
Jennifer
O’Donnell,
David
McKinley and Bernie Liggett (missing
from photograph Sam Harpur)
Thanks also needs to go to
Raymond King, Chairman and
leaders, David McKinley, Andy
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McKernan, Sam Harpur, Ryan
O’Donnell, David Moore and
Lorraine Armstrong who gave
their time and support freely
throughout year.
So as the curtain fell on the
evening’s entertainment,
everyone reflected and
commented that once again,
Gillygooley Youth Club had had
another successful year!
Some junior members performing on parents night L-R Kylie Nethery Magan Harpur,
Callum O’Donnell, Jack Hannigan, Nichola Hemphill and Emma Hunter.
Simon (Callum Rennie) presents an award
to James Blunt (Matthew McKernan)
Junior members, who took to the stage at Gillygooley Parents Night.
Members of the junior group with their leader, Jennifer.
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Greenday (Kyle McKinley, Ryan McFarland and
Stephen Hemphill) who got the crowd going at the
annual parents night in Gillygooley.
Sharon (Louise Scott) presents
Kelly Clarkeson (Amy
Hannigan) with her award from
X-Factor.
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Chloe and Callum performing a ‘Grease’ number received a great
response from the audience.
Louise King and Rebecca Galbraith went down a
storm when they performed a Katie Turnstall
number.
The ‘Grand Finale’ when members of Gillygooley Youth Club, took to the stage.
Louis (David Moore) presents the Sugababes
(Samantha McCauley, Rachel Armstrong and
Carol Fleming) with their award.