TAGSCurraghchase 10k RunCurraghchase Forest ParkEnable IrelandGerard McDonnellJames O’ShaughnessyKilcornanlimerick Halloween Spooktacular competition winners Previous articleSoccer – Signings have boosted Limerick’s survival hopesNext articleTV – Something for the weekend – Sport on TV Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp Facebook Limerick groups benefit from university’s new Christmas tradition Enable Ireland sucks up the eco-friendly message Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A CHARITY race will see participants take the scenic route through a popular County Limerick beauty spot this month.Now in its fourth year, the Curraghchase 10k will see runners and walkers take in the sights of the popular tourist attraction on August 16 as they make their way through its mixed woodlands, park lands and lakes.The event will see funds raised for Enable Ireland who provide free services to children and adults with disabilities and their families.The road race will be staged through the picturesque woodland forest park taking in many of the sites of interest including the Gerard McDonnell memorial tree planted in honour of local Kilcornan man Gerard McDonnell, who was the first Irish man to summit K2.Chairman of the Curraghchase 10k, James O’Shaughnessy expects this year’s race to be the biggest yet.“The support and interest this year from both sponsors and participants was huge. Registration numbers are already higher than the previous three years with people registered from all around the country,” James commented.“The Curraghchase 10k has become one of the must do 10k’s in the racing calendar,” he added.James’ advise to anyone who wants to take part is to register early online at eventmaster.ie. Registration for adults is €20, €10 for under 18’s and kids under 12 are free. For more details email [email protected] NewsLocal NewsScenic route for County Limerick charity runBy Alan Jacques – August 6, 2015 811 Win Halloween Spooktacular tickets Email Advertisement Halloween scares aplenty around Curraghchase Twitter Win Halloween Spooktacular tickets
By Donald WittkowskiJohn Haymal took refuge Saturday inside his 1930 Ford hot rod while torrential rain pelted the black car.The Ocean City resident normally is busy telling classic car aficionados the story about how he transformed his antique Ford from a heap of battered metal into a head-turning racer.“It was in very bad condition,” he said.But on this day, there were few car fans for Haymal to talk to other than some diehards who, tucked under their umbrellas, braved the gloomy weather to marvel at the automobiles from a bygone era lining the grounds of the Ocean City Tabernacle.“What are you going to do?” Haymal said glumly of the rain.The sloppy conditions put a damper on Ocean City’s Classic Car & Street Rod Show, as well as what was supposed to be a glamorous parade Saturday afternoon of the vintage autos on the Boardwalk. The old cars and trucks lined up for the parade, but few people were around to enjoy the spectacle.A 1936 Cord Westchester owned by Galloway Township resident Ron Tornese shows off its classic design during the car parade on the Boardwalk.“It’s very disappointing,” Galloway Township resident Ron Tornese said of the rain while sitting behind the wheel of his 1936 Cord Westchester on the near-empty Boardwalk.Tornese recalled the big crowds that greeted the classic cars last year, when the weather was sunny.“Last year, there were so many people on the Boardwalk looking at all of the cars,” he said.Tornese’s Cord represented American luxury transportation when it was built by the Indiana-based Auburn Automobile Co. in the 1920s and ’30s. Auburn, unfortunately, faded into history when it went bankrupt.The mocha-colored Cord Westchester owned by Tornese combines innovative features with a classic body style. It even has air-conditioning, which was unusual for a car in the 1930s.“It’s got all the modern conveniences, but a great, old look,” said Tornese, who valued the car at $40,000.The Classic Car & Hot Rod Show featured antique cars and trucks from virtually every era up to the 1980s. All of them were 1988 and older.Vintage trucks and cars line the grounds of the Ocean City Tabernacle for the show.Antique car fan Rick Goodhart said he attends the show every year – rain or shine. On Saturday, he was catching peeks of the cars from underneath his umbrella.“We’re not going to let some rain keep us away,” said Goodhart, a resident of Lancaster, Pa., who has a summer home in Ocean City. “You’ve got to support these people for bringing their cars here. It took a lot of gutsiness for them to come out in this weather.”Haymal, the owner of the 1930 Ford hot rod, explained that he has a collection of classic cars. He said he extensively restored the old Ford after first getting the body and frame in rough shape.“It’s one of my favorite cars,” he said. “It certainly attracts a lot of attention. Everyone seems to comment about it.”Ocean City resident John Haymal’s restored Ford hot rod is a classic from the 1930s.Tony Nastus, of North Brunswick, N.J., was admiring Haymal’s car in the rain. Despite being soaking wet, Nastus said he didn’t hesitate about heading out to the car show.“She knows how much I like old cars. I said to her, ‘Let’s go to the car show.’ The rain didn’t stop us,” Nastus said about his companion, Rosemarie, who declined to give her last name. Classic car buff Rick Goodhart, of Lancaster, Pa., takes cover from the soaking rain under his umbrella.
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THE Centre for Guyanese Progress has issued scholarships to three students of St George’s High School – Curwin Glasgow, Ezekiel Pellew and Sierra Samuels. They were selected for their sporting and academic performances and the enormous economic challenges they face, the entity stated in a release.The students, who have shown significant potential in sports, have been doing well but have been handicapped holistically owing to economic and financial difficulties they have been encountering.The scholarship, an initiative of a teacher at the school, Mashaka Scott, was presented yesterday after a brief ceremony. Acting head teacher, Donna Zammett said that she was moved by the performances and significant potential of the students, so she endorsed the initiative and the request was made to the NGO for assistance.“These three students have been doing very well but because of the difficulties and challenges that they are faced with, it’s very hard for their parents to take care of their academic pursuits,” Zammett said.She said she was pleased with the response. It demonstrated its founders’ genuine interest in education and sport development.“I was moved by the instant positive response and to see that they were readily prepared to come on board to lend valuable support. That stood out in my mind.“I trust that others would emulate the efforts and actions of these young men as it is an indication that we still have persons in this country who care about the growth and development of others, especially our children,” Zammett added.Miss Scott said that the students will receive support in acquiring school texts, sporting gear, stationery, books and financial assistance in getting to and from school. “I was pleased with the package that was put together for the students and I trust that other persons, companies and organisations would seek to come on board and help so that we can reach more students as I can tell you that there are quite a number of students who definitely need the assistance that these students are receiving,” she said.Scott said the students were elated to have received the support and help.“The parents are extremely happy as it is certainly a significant help to them especially in a time like this and further the students themselves know that they can achieve more because of the support and assistance, which should result in better and improved grades resulting in a more rounded individual,” Scott said.Gavin, speaking at the presentation, said that they started the NGO with the intention of providing needed help. They were approached and immediately agreed to help, recognising that education is one of the most important pillars in society. He said that they will continue to support similar initiatives and projects, stressing that they welcome requests and would seek to assist as much as they can.The three students, expressed their thanks and gratitude, while reminding their head teacher that they will not disappoint them as they are focussed on doing their best.