Hearty congratulates Crossmaglen community award winners

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Saturday, February 9th, 2013
Sinn Fein councillor Terry Hearty nominated Teresa Campbell, chair of the Creggan Residents Community Association for a community award recently. Speaking about the nomination, Hearty said he nominated Teresa and she received her award on Tuesday evening in the Arts centre, Newry. “Teresa is chair of the group since it was established over fifteen years ago, she is a hands-on person in the Creggan area, regularly seen working in the garden weeding and throughout the village litter picking. “Teresa is not afraid to get her hands dirty; she leads by example and has a good hard working committee. People on committees know the unseen work ongoing behind the scenes, such as the paper work associated with funding, insurance and working with the statutory agencies. Hearty continued, “This work often has to be carried out late in the evenings and often goes unnoticed. I often say to people from the area, remember Creggan fifteen or twenty years ago and look at it today. Creggan regularly sees busloads of tourists to the very historic Creggan graveyard and to the Poet’s glen. “What they see in Creggan is their impression of the Newry and Mourne area. If the voluntary hours associated with all the work that took place in Creggan over the years, was added up in monetary terms, it would cost council hundreds of thousands of pounds.” Hearty added, “Once again I would like to say; congratulations to Teresa and the members of the Creggan community association on this well-deserved award.”
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