Oh happy Skeagh!

DROMORE'S Skeagh House Action Committee has hailed recent events marking the residential home's 30th birthday "a fantastic week" for the senior citizens, their friends and families.

Monday, 17th May 2010, 11:33 am
Updated Monday, 17th May 2010, 3:33 pm

Committee Chair, Councillor Carol Black, said everyone concerned had had a terrific time.

“I must say, the older generation certainly know how to party.” she said.

Celebrations got underway with a Monday night concert featuring ‘Elvis’, The Cowpats and the St. Colman’s Irish Dancers.

There followed an open day on Tuesday, Joan Russell and Roberta Young keeping guests supplied with refreshments.

On Wednesday night there was a well-attended thanksgiving service at the home, where among those to give thanks were Cathedral Rector and Dean of Dromore, the Rev. Stephen Lowry, First Dromore Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church minister, the Rev. Sam Peden and St. Colman’s Parish Priest the Very Rev. Patrick Murray.

Thursday and Friday saw visits from the local schools and nurseries who throughout the week sent in cards now on display in Skeagh House for relatives to view over the next couple of weeks.

The children entertained Skeagh House residents and staff with rhymes, songs and drama.

Events wrapped up on Sunday with a finale featuring Skeagh Flute Band, playing a a medley of war-time tunes and a selection of hymns.

Ms. Black this week paid tribute, on behalf of the Action Committee, to Skeagh House manager Iris Cromie and her ataff for their additionla efforts in respect of the birthday celebrations.

There were special thanks too for Roberta Young, who recently lost her mother.

“Roberta,” said Ms. Black, “battled all day with a smile, knowing her mum would have thoroughly enjoyed the celebration.”

Also among those to congratulate Skeagh House on 30 years of community service was Dromore British Legion Chairman Mr. Colin Ward, also of Skeagh Flute Band, who said they were delighted to have been part of the celebrations.