Battery Heights were selected by Westmeath County Council earlier this year to represent the county in the Housing Estate Category of the ‘All Island Pride of Place 2014’ competition which is sponsored by Co-operation Ireland and IPB Insurance. The Battery Heights Estate will compete against other estates in the Island in an effort to secure the overall prize of Pride of Place 2014 at the awards Ceremony due to take place on November 15th 2014 in Treacy’s West County Hotel, Ennis Co Clare.
The commitment of the community continues to develop as the Monsignor McCarthy Family Resource Centre, Battery Heights Residents Association, Men’s Shed, Battery Belles and St Peter’s Parish CE scheme come together through the support of Westmeath County Council, Westmeath Community Development Ltd, RAPID, Athlone Drugs Awareness, GIY, Dulux, Dooley’s Paint shop, Dooley’s Flower shop, Pat Mc Donnell’s, B & Q, Michael Kelly Stones, Snap Printing Ltd and many more as they work together to ensure the area is prepared for the Big Event taking place on Tuesday 19th August at 2.00pm in the Monsignor McCarthy Complex and surrounding area.
The day will commence with a warm welcome for the guests and judges, followed by a presentation illustrating the ways in which the community have strived to create change and how working with other services and supports has contributed towards generating stronger working relationships at ground level. It will also be an opportunity to recognise and celebrate individuals within our community who do so much but who rarely get the recognition they deserve.
The day is promised to be filled with loads of fun and entertainment for all, Winner of Garden competition will be announced, Egg and Spoon, and football blitz will keep the young ones entertained, dine in the marquee while serenaded by Shane McLoughlin and entertained by local Irish and modern dancers. Tonnta will also be on hand to support with face painting and stilt walking plus much more
So, August 19th plans to be a full day of celebration through acknowledgement of local volunteers and local entertainment which all contribute to making our community great. Your support is truly welcomed on this special day in our community.