THE ROSE of Tralee International Festival is emerging from a two-year break, with an exciting plan to become more accessible at community level.
Plan is to harness its brand to support community fundraising.
To that end, the Rose of Tralee has partnered with Castlecomer Boys’ National School to raise funds for the school.
Co-ordinating the project is local girl Lyn Moloney.
She is confident that Castlecomer community will rally to help recruit roses and escorts for the event, and to support the fundraising.
Organisational skills will be pooled, the magic of a rose selection, and the passion that a group has for its locality, will culminate in a rose being chosen, and significant funds contributed to the school purse.
It is hoped that some local characters will appear on stage, as rose or escort hopefuls, even though they might not comply with the normal entry criteria.
HURLERS AND SOCCER PLAYERS
Lyn would love to see members of local hurling and soccer clubs lending their support for what she calls a very worthy cause.
However, all such fundraising spirit will be facilitated to maximise the funds going to the boys’ national school.
At the end of the night, a rose and rose escort will be chosen to represent Castlecomer in the County Rose Selection.
They will have a chance to participate in the International Rose of Tralee Festival in August.
This event should be a great community experience, where local people can savour the magic of the Rose of Tralee with local flavour and character and support the local roses and rose escorts on stage.
The local community will be asked to support the Rose of Tralee International Festival Draw, with a chance of winning a new KIA car.
Organisers are calling on guys ‘n’ girls from Castlecomer, clubs and groups to join in what should be a great fun and entertaining event. Info: Lyn 083-4631611 or [email protected]