Rush Tidy Towns host summer BBQ and volunteer awards

by Rose Barrett
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Rush Tidy Towns recently hosted its Annual Summer Barbecue and 2022 Volunteers of the Year Awards, in the picturesque surroundings of Rush Sailing Club.

The event was attended by over 80 volunteers and committee members with many local businesses including SuperValu Rush and North Dublin Catering donating food or prizes for the day.

Minister Joe O Brien along with Cllrs Brian Dennehy and Rob O’Donoghue and Brendan O’Reily, Chair Rush TTs presented the awards. 

“There were several awards handed out but most notably, the Volunteer of the Year award went to Ken Goslin,” said Brendan. “There was also a Special Volunteer Award given to long serving committee member and daily litter picker, Ger Redden. This was a very emotional part of the day with a huge round of applause and standing ovation for Ger!”

Thirty-two children received the Tiny Towns award, kiddies who came out and helped with Tidy Towns work – well done to all. Spirit of Tidy Towns went to Rush Scouts, Special Project for Harbour Facility Murals went to Trish Traynor, Special Project Award for Cemetery Walls went to Tony Hickey, Tony Brennan and Brendan Leonard.

The Payne family scooped Family of the Year, with a Beach Hero Award each going to Carl Jones and Therese O’Regan, Watering Champion went to Keith Rankin, Newcomer Award sent to Sarah Karbowski with Exceptional PR Contribution awarded to Ray Watts and Philip Kirrane. Well done to all for keeping Rush in mint condition and enhancing so many of the area’s charming amenities and many thanks to Rush Sailing Club for hosting the event, and to the sponsors on the day.

Feature image: A delighted Ken Goslin recieving his award for the Volunteer of the Year at Rush Tidy Towns Awards

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