Thirteen is an unlucky number for some, but not for Donegal Youth Service. With expectations originally low for good weather for the 13th Party in The Park the day turned out to be one of the sunniest in August much to the delight of everyone who braved the outdoors. Wellies were not necessary to enjoy the sights and sounds of the free one day festival for young people, with sunglasses being a much more popular choice.
There was live music all day to cater to all musical tastes starting with a House set from up and coming young DJ Harrison Ferris, to Tank Engine a saxophone and trumpet duo, to a surprise hip hop performance from Phat Kiidz and friends, and finally ending the long day with Rage in The Machine covers and plenty of headbanging from the crowd. And that’s just a few of the performances that took place on the big day.
There was more than just music to entertain attendees as Donegal Youth Councillor Kai McHugh also wowed the crowds with his original dance performance. Spiderman made a brief appearance to pose for photos, save goals and even win a game of tennis before returning to his duties as a superhero. Anna, Elsa and Olaf were also spotted making a royal appearance and enjoying the sunshine in Letterkenny Town Park.
There was also stiff competition all day at the Cube Challenge games, tennis, and badminton as well as loads of craic on the bouncy castles, space hoppers and a crowd full of smiling Minnie Mouses, Batmen, and butterflies thanks to the facepainting team who were flat out all day.
The Letterkenny Youth Information Centre were on hand to answer post Leaving Cert questions and provide information about all sorts of opportunities available to young Irish people such as volunteering abroad, and
Donegal Youth Service would like to extend its warmest thanks to Donegal County Council, Letterkenny town park, An Garda Síochána, the Irish Red Cross, all of the volunteers, vendors, attendees, and everyone else who helped to make this event for the young people of Donegal a huge success. See you all again next year!
For more information about Donegal Youth Service or any of their projects you can visit www.donegalyouthservice.ie, call (074) 91 29630, or pop in to them at 16-18 Port Road, Letterkenny. Donegal Youth Service are a registered charity. Charity No. CHY 15027
This article was written by Layla
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