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Magheragall Girls Brigade Display

Magheragall Girls’ Brigade 62nd Annual Display was on Friday 31st March and Saturday 1st April in Magheragall Presbyterian Church.  The Guest of Honour on Friday evening was Ms. Marion McCann - Regional Fundraiser with Childline and Mrs. Vivien McCaughey - Company President, was the Guest of Honour on Saturday evening.  The chairman each evening was the minister, the Rev. Angus McCullough and the pianist was Emma Collins. 

The Captain of Magheragall Girls’ Brigade is Latifa McCullagh - Assistant District Commissioner.  In her report, Latifa records that 82 girls were enrolled at the November Enrolment Service.  She also records that Rachel Greer, Sharon Mairs, Louise McCullagh and Lisa Robinson completed their Sub-Officer training and have proved indispensable during the year.

The theme for the display was ‘Friends’ and the programme each evening was:  Twinkle Twinkle, I’ve got a friend, Locomotion - Tinies; Puff, Dorothy and Friends, Playground, Cha, Cha - Explorers; My Friend, 5,6,7,8, Marching - Juniors; Faithful friends, I Believe, Oul Friends - Brigaders; I’ll be there for you - Seniors; Old Girls’ Friendly - Officers and Brigaders; and My Forever friend - Company.

On Friday evening the Brigader Section presented a cheque for £1000 to Ms. Marion McCann - Regional Fundraiser with Childline (this year’s chosen GB charity); the money was raised from the sale of Recipe Books and from the Carol Service.

On Saturday evening Latifa McCullagh - Captain, presented an engraved crystal bowl to Mrs. Vivien McCaughey who is retiring as President, a position that she has held for over 40 years.  Latifa thanked Mrs. McCaughey for all her years of service to Magheragall Girls’ Brigade.  In her retiring speech Vivien commended the girls and leaders on a splendid and enjoyable 62nd Annual Display in which everyone gave of their best.

Mrs. Vivien McCaughey is retiring as President, a position that she has held for over 40 years.  On Saturday evening Latifa McCullagh - Captain thanked Mrs. McCaughey for all her years of service to Magheragall Girls’ Brigade and presented her with an engraved crystal bowl to mark her retirement.  In her retiring speech Vivien commended the girls and leaders on a splendid and enjoyable 62nd Annual Display in which everyone gave of their best.

The Explorers pictured at Magheragall Girls’ Brigade Display on Saturday 1st April.  Also included is L to R: The Rev. Angus McCullough, Elaine Henning, Latifa McCullagh - Captain, Karen McCoy, Louise McCullagh, Emma Wallace, Emma McCoy and Evette Boyce.

Pictured at Magheragall Girls’ Brigade Display on Saturday 1st April: L to R: (seated) The Rev. Angus McCullough, Mrs. Vivien McCaughey - Company President and Latifa McCullagh - Captain.  Leaders (back row): Madeline McCoy, Elaine Henning, Alison Close, Dorothy McCullough, Ruth Anderson, Kimberly Thompson, Karen McCoy, Evette Boyce and Jackie Adams.

Juniors prepare for the ‘Line Dancing’ item at Magheragall Girls’ Brigade Display on Saturday 1st April.

Seniors prepare for the ‘Friends Like These’ item at Magheragall Girls’ Brigade Display on Saturday 1st April.

Two consecutive nights of GB Displays is tiring when you’re only ‘Tinies’  - they look ready for bed after the ‘I’ve got a Friend’ item at Magheragall Girls’ Brigade Display on Saturday 1st April.

The Brigaders section of Magheragall Girls’ Brigade pictured with a cheque for £1000, which they presented to Marion McCann of Childline.  The money was raised from the sale of Recipe Books and from the Carol Service.

Brigaders Brooch prize-winners pictured at Magheragall Girls’ Brigade Display on Saturday 1st April.  L to R:  Lisa Robinson with her mother Jeannie; Emma McCoy with her mother Madeline; and Sharon Mairs with her mother Kathryn.