Pictured admiring the specially
created Boys Brigade badge depicted in flowers and
plants by Lisburn City Council's gardening team at
the Hillsborough roundabout is (l-r) Alderman Paul
Porter, Chairman of the Council's Environmental
Services Committee; Mr Stewart Kirkwood, Boys
Brigade; BB Members from the 5th Lisburn Company,
Matthew Gifford, Callum McBride and Kyle McBride
with Mr Peter McKechnie from 5th Lisburn BB and
Councillor James Tinsley.
A SPECIAL floral display using 4000 plants
has been created by Lisburn City Council to celebrate the 125th
anniversary of the Boys Brigade which will take place in October
The Council's gardening team planted the
'badge' of the Boys Brigade, replicating the colours as
faithfully as possible using Alternanthera plants (native to the
Middle East and drier climates) at the Hillsborough roundabout.
Alderman Paul Porter, Chairman of the
Council's Environmental Services Committee, official commended
the display at a small gathering last week, saying, "The Boys
Brigade play an important role in the development of boys and
make a positive contribution to the Lisburn community.
On behalf of Lisburn City Council, I am
delighted to be able to mark the 125th anniversary in such a
manner and thank them for their contribution to this Borough. I
wish the Boys Brigade every success for the future."
Mr Peter McKechnie from 5th Lisburn BB
thanked Alderman Porter and the Council for the honour of the
celebratory display "As an organisation we recognise that the
influences surrounding our young people are not always helpful
and that too many lose control at great cost to themselves,
their families and the community" he said.
"The answer is to catch the energy and
enthusiasm of youth and to channel it purposefully. We hope to
continue to provide this facility to young people for many years
to come. "