31 October 2013 No Comments by The Northern Standard

On Sunday night last in the Pillar House Hotel in Glaslough local man Paudge Colleran was crowned “Mayor of Glaslough” after an eight month fundraising effort which saw in excess of €32,000 raised for much needed improvement works at Glaslough National school.

Back in February five local people put themselves forward to battle it out the for the title of Lord Mayor of Glaslough and raise funds to develop carparking facilities and the provision of a playing field at St Mary’s National School.

MC on the night Kieran Duffy from St Mary’s Parents Association paid tribute to all 5 candidates who took part in the fundraising effort and to everyone who had supported the various fundraising events since February which helped to raise the marvellous total of €32,000.

He acknowledged that without the endeavours of the Mayor candidates Glaslough national school would never have been in a position to carry out the improvement works particularly as no departmental grant assistance was available for such works. He explained that although additional funding was needed to complete the works, the Mayor fundraising campaign certainly went a long way to paying for the on-site improvement works which were now at a very advanced stage.

Mark Marklin, Principal of the School, extended his thanks to the parents Association who organised the Lord Mayor campaign and again to those who participated and supported the campaign.

Prior to making presentations to the five candidates a special presentation was made to local lady Lorraine Colleran for her inspirational fundraising swim back in June.

Presentations on the night were made by the school principal Mark Macklin and …

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