|Latifa McCullagh (Captain) pictured with her daughters Tinies leaders Louise and Natalie.||L to R: (seated) Rev Robert Larmour (Minister Emeritus), Annie Thompson and Lindsay Ireland. (back row) Anne Russell, Janet Priestey, Mark Priestley, Latifa McCullagh (Captain), Rev Nicholas Dark and his wife Bronwen and their children.|
Magheragall Girls’ Brigade 65th Annual Display was held on Friday 27th and Saturday evening 28th March) in Magheragall Presbyterian Church. The chairman, the Rev Angus McCullough welcomed everyone to the display. The guest of honour on Friday evening was the Rector of Magheragall Parish Church, the Rev Nicholas Dark and his wife Bronwen; the guest of honour on Saturday evening was Mrs Julie Budd, Captain of Trinity Methodist GB Company.
The theme for the displays was based on the book ‘Animal Farm’ in which the animals were given seven rules or commandments to live their lives by. Similarly, in God’s book ‘The Bible’, he gave us Ten Commandments to live our lives by. During a packed programme the Ten Commandments were read out and in the last item entitled ‘Animal farm’ the company sang ‘The lions roar’ and then finished off with the hymn, ‘A new commandment I give unto you, that you love one another, as I have loved you’. All items on the programme were based around animals and even the accompanying music had an animal in the title.
Following the distribution of prizes on Friday evening, Mrs Dark congratulated the girls, leaders and parents on an excellent display. Following the distribution of the remaining prizes on Saturday evening, Mrs Budd further added her congratulations. Also on Saturday evening, Katheryn Mairs presented her daughter Nicola Mairs with the Girls’ Brigade Queens Award, the highest award within the Girls Brigade; Nicola is one of just 85 girls to receive the award in Northern Ireland this year.
|L to R: (front row) Madeline McCoy, Ruth Anderson, Latifa McCullagh (Captain), Evette Boyes and Jacqui Adams. (back row) Louise McCullagh, Karen McCoy, Jill Belshaw, Dorothy McCullough and Alison Close||Latifa McCullagh (Captain) pictured with husband Alec and their daughters Tinies leaders Louise and Natalie.|