Kells Social Evening – 01/11/13

Kells & District: The local club will have another Social Evening planned to take place in the Dunsilly Hotel, Antrim on Friday 1st November, pay at the door. Prior to the main event the Kells & Dist HPS will present the prizes for the year. It is hoped the night will include, Interview with the top loft Davy Campbell (D & J Campbell & Bigger of Eastway), presentation from Loftcare in Doagh, Ryan Barr will be there with Diagnostic Kits, North Coast Classic will have Entry Packs for the race in 2014, the usual Pigeon Quiz & Photo Round, items from the past with old books, newspaper cuttings, scrap books, photos etc. Big Raffle as well, with plenty of prizes. The Hot Buffet will have a £10 entry or £5 to include tea or coffee and scone. This year an auction will be held for Macmillan Nurses Cancer Care, 75% going to the charity and the remainder retained by the club towards the running of the event. It’s quite a list from local lofts and England including. John Halstead, A & E Shephard, M/M Wooliss, John Puddlepatt and then locally Arnold Thompson (Ballyclare), Robin Duddy (Ballyclare), A & N Lewis (Doagh), J & A Wilson & Sons (Doagh), J Smyth & Son (Ahoghill), Crawford & Robinson (Larne), Martin Graham (Ballymena), Wesley Sawyers , Blair & Rankin (Ballymena), Young McManus & Sons (Ahoghill), Allen McBride (Harryville), Oroory Hill Stud, and from Ian Gill two grand-children from Champion “Dolly”. Fanciers unable to attend and wish to place a commission bid on any of the lots on offer please contact Alan Shanks Tel: 07793 625276.

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Willie Reynolds

Covering the sport in Ireland for several years, scribe for both BHW & RP and a number of local newspapers including the News Letter (Farming Life Supplement) each Wednesday. Secretary of Ballymena & District for a number of years and currently PO for the Mighty NIPA. Watch out for the many articles/news items penned by HOMER.

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