The Mayor, Alderman Paula Bradley hosted her Christmas dinner on Friday 3 December in Mossley Mill. The theme for the event was ’Unsung Heroes’. The guests included ancillary and non teaching staff from schools across the Borough. Each school had been invited to nominate two staff to attend.
The guests from the schools were joined by Council member, Freemen of the Borough and the Mayor’s Charities. Mrs Joan Christie OBE HM Lord Lieutenant of County Antrim was one of the top table guests and thanked the Council on behalf of the guests for hosting the event.
With the wintry backdrop Mossley Mill looked stunning in the snow. The new Museum at The Mill was the venue for the drinks reception with guests arriving via the Civic Square and being greeted by the Snow Queen as they arrived. During the drinks reception the guests enjoyed music from Steve McCullough and from brother and sister duo Joshua and Sheree Carr. Both acts had won prizes in the Ballyclare Busking Bonanza in September.
Around £500 was raised for the charities on the evening by donations from guests.
This year the Mayor has chosen to support Allergy NI, Northern Ireland Dyslexia Association and Sandes.
Mrs E Robinson, Cllr E Mann with Niall and Nichola McConkey, Ballyclare Chamber of Trade.
Mr and Mrs G Thompson, Deputy Mayor, Ms Y Miller.
Daryl Kirkham, Joyce and Billy Donnell, the Snow Queen, the Deputy Mayor and Mayoress.
David and Laura Kirkham, the Snow Queen, the Deputy Mayor and Mayoress.
Alderman and Councillor McClurg, Mayor of Carrick, Snow Queen and Deputy Mayor and Mayoress.
Cllr Billy Webb, Mrs Pat Webb, the Mayor and the Snow Queen
Violet Vance (green), Jessica Bradley and Laura Walker
Joshua Bradley with his grandmother Mrs Meeney.
Teresa Watson and Karen Sloan, Mossgrove Primary School.
Michele Reilly and Karen Scullion, Thompson Primary School.
Mr and Mrs Paul, Allergy NI.
Cllr Robert Hill and Mrs Sharon Hill.
The Mayor and Joan Christie OBE, HM Lord Lieutenant of County Antrim.
Mr and Mrs J D’Arcy and the Deputy Mayor and Mayoress.
Councillor Victor Robinson and Mrs Vicki Robinson.
Tom and Gill Blackwell, Kings Park Primary School.
Marbeth Coulter and Sarah McFarland Kilbride Central Primary School; Dorothy Downes and Elizabeth Mulholland – Mossley Primary School.
Councillor McClurg, Sandra Cobain and Councillor Lynn Frazer.
Parents of the Buskers, Joshua and Sheree Carr (brother and sister).
Buskers Steve McCullough and Joshua and Sheree Carr with the Mayor.
Deputy Mayor with Mrs Louie Robinson & Councillor Ken Robinson MLA.
Karen Jones, Tony Hood and Councillor Noreen McClelland.
Mrs Louie Robinson and Councillor Ken Robinson MLA.
Mrs Pat Webb, Mrs Jacqui Dixon, Chief Executive and Rev Campbell Dixon.
Councillor Janet Crilly and Joan Christie OBE, HM Lord Lieutenant of County Antrim.