24 June 2016 No Comments by The Northern Standard

The third Cassandra Hand Rose Competition took place in the Creighton Hotel Clones on Saturday, the 11th of June. Alana McDonald emerged as the winning rose.

Thirteen amazing young women from Clones town and the surrounding area took part in what turned out to be a very busy programme of events.
Festivities kicked off in the Cassandra Hand Centre where the girls met their fellow roses, the judges and staff, where they took part in some ice-breaking exercises.

Then they visited the Sacred Heart Nursing Home to spend time with the residents. A debt of gratitude is due to the staff for the very warm welcome and the very generous cheque they donated to the winning rose.

After personal interviews with the judges. The roses took part in ‘It’s a Knock Out’, as part of the Clones Canal Festival. This was one of the girls’ favourite experiences, as the eagerly met the challenge of the assault course. Thanks to Rory McMahon and the Clones Canal Festival and the committee for organising the activity.

After changing into their evening gowns the girls were ready for the evening, which began with a vintage car parade around the town led by Micky McGuigan.

Appreciation is extended to Monaghan Vintage Club and everyone who brought their vehicles out for the parade. It was lovely to see such classic cars lined up looking beautiful outside The Creighton Hotel.

As part of the show that followed, each rose was interviewed on stage accompanied by their beautiful rosebuds. Thanks to MC Sean Woods, who did an amazing job putting the roses and rosebuds at ease while bringing out the best in them. The interviews were very much enjoyed by the large audience.
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