Meigh to host Halloween extravaganza

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Friday, October 31st, 2014
Community, What's On
Meigh Community Association has launched their first ever Halloween Program of events following a successful funding application to the Newry and Mourne PCSP. Speaking about the news Councillor Liz Kimmins said, “This programme aims to provide the Meigh community with a more positive experience of Halloween, which will be enjoyed by everyone. “I would therefore like to congratulate the community association on their efforts in organising and delivering a fantastic programme for their community and wish them well over the coming weeks.” The Chairperson of Meigh Community Association Oliver Quinn spoke about the hard work carried out by the association in meeting with a number of agencies including the Confederation of Community Groups and the Policing and Community Safety Partnership. He said, “We want to bring the community together and ensure Halloween is an enjoyable experience for everyone and we would encourage everyone from the community to take part in the activities provided.” The programme also aims to address issues such as firework safety and anti-social behaviour, which can be particularly prevalent during the Halloween period, and this will be done through a number of workshops with the emergency services. Cllr Kimmins continued, “I welcome the community association’s initiative to raise awareness of the dangers of fireworks, and the effects of anti-social behaviour within their community, through early intervention with the children and young people. “Halloween can often be a frightening time for many people, in particular the elderly and it is therefore important for children, young people and the wider community to understand and remain mindful of this to ensure everyone’s experience is a positive one.” A list of events over the Halloween period is:
Sunday 26th October: Friday 31st October: Arts and Crafts Workshop in the Community Centre Mask making
Saturday 1st November: Children’s Halloween Disco 7pm-9pm, Movie Night 9.30pm till late (Children aged Primary 5 and up)
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