Almost 20 local teams, clubs, individuals and businesses were honoured by Mid Ulster District Council at a Civic Awards evening last week.
Hosted by the Deputy Chair of the Council, Councillor Kim Ashton, the event held in Burnavon, Cookstown, was the fourth Civic Awards ceremony to be held and recognised an impressive array of achievement across Mid Ulster in the fields of community, arts, culture and business.
Teams and clubs acknowledged on the night were: Castlecaulfield Horticultural Society, First Place in the Village Category at Ulster in Bloom 2015, Cookstown P.S. Gardening Club, Princess Diana Award for Promoting Healthy Living, Magherafelt High School Lego League Team, Northern Ireland Regional Heat Winners, Caledon Rovers, Beckett Cup Winners and the Hugh McKenna School of Irish Dancing Under 16 Team, Under 16s World Champions in Irish Dancing Invented Dance.
Individuals and businesses recognised at the Awards evening were: Susan Parke, Rachel McKeown and Norman Espie, Royal British Legion, Cookstown, Abigail Wenlock, Championship Drum Major, Matthew Wenlock, Solo Drumming Championships, Marcus Wenlock, Solo Drumming (3rd Place), Paula Braiden, Drum Major (2nd Place), Emily Crooks, Drum Major (3rd Place), Jasmine Chan, Cookstown P.S., Princess Diana Courageous Citizen Award, Windell Windows, NI Small Medium Enterprise Award and UK Small Business of the Year 2015.
Workspace, Draperstown, Social Enterprise of the Year, The Jungle NI, Best Unique Outdoor Experience and Thrill Seeking, Michael Crawford and Liam Ryan, Special International Pool Championship Finalists and Maeve O’Donnell, All-Ireland Uilleann Pipes Champion.
Speaking at the event, Deputy Chair of Mid Ulster District Council, Councillor Kim Ashton commented:
“We have a wealth of achievement in Mid Ulster in the fields of community, arts, culture and business and I am delighted we recognised that at this event tonight. The fact that this is the fourth evening in the last two months which the Council has paid tribute to our local success is an indication of the sheer level of talent there is in communities right across Mid Ulster.”