Wednesday, 12th March 2008
Preparations well underway for Inner City Entry for St Patrick's Day Parade!
St Brigid's Family Resource Centre (FRC) in conjunction with Waterford Youth Arts are busy coordinating the Inner City entry for the St Patrick's Day Parade.
Local residents, children, young people and a number of groups from across the Inner City have merged together and are meeting every week making costumes and rehearsing for the entry! Groups include Inner City Community Based Drugs Initiative, Mount Sion Information and Support Unit and the Traveller Youth Project. According to Dick Hickey Director of St Brigid's FRC the entry is a 'really good idea and is a great way of bringing people together from the local community'.
The theme of our entry is recycling rubbish and there are 3 sections to it – actors, dancers and percussionists. The costumes are all made from recyclable material with lots of donations from residents and businesses in the area.
The Waterford City Enterprise Board is providing sponsorship for the entry. On his visit to see the preparation for the parade, Bill Rafter, CEO of Waterford City Enterprise Board, commented that " we are particularly delighted to work with the Inner City community entry. This entry promotes the great enterprise and creativity found in Waterford by recycling materials to make something of value to the whole community. We're really looking forward to seeing the fruits of this hard work on the day".
As one member of Waterford Youth Arts said "Its good fun and we hope you - the audience enjoy it"
Joan Walsh Local Resident says "the experience has been a great way of getting involved in your local community and it's really exciting to see it all coming together".
The lead Community Artist, Chris Nwoke is supporting the group to design the costumes and get our creative juices flowing! Funding comes from Waterford City Council for the Community Artist.
The entry will be creative, colourful and lots of fun and we look forward to meeting everyone along the route on the day of the Parade!
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