St. Salvator's church in the picturesque village of Glaslough was the setting for this year's St. Patrick's day service before the annual sponsored walk. It was very encouraging to see some 225 gathered to celebrate the day and hear from Diane Wright-Kendrick about the Rombo project which will be this year's charity to benefit from the fund raiser. Diane told of how she will be joining other Monaghan Rotarians on a charity support journey to the Rombo area in Kenya, Africa. Diane explained that the group would be helping with teaching, support materials, water projects and healthcare in the Rombo area. All those travelling where doing so at their own cost so that all the funds raised will be going directly to the main objects of the mission trip.
The walk following the service led by the Rev. Margaret Pringle was through the nearby Castle Leslie estate and meandered its way back to the village where all received hot soup and sandwiches kindly provided by church members in the parochial hall. The day was a tremendous success with teenagers, parents, grandparents and young families enjoying the fresh air in the woodlands. All were full of appreciation for the work and effort that went in to making the day such a pleasant experience.
There will be mission report service in September in St. Patrick's church, Monaghan when Diane and others will be telling their stories and showing images of their trip and experiences in Rombo.
Diane Wright-Kendrick in the midst of hungry walkers at the CYC sponsored walk-Glaslough parish hall