Navan Rotary Club charity cinema event and after-party a huge success

French-Canadian director François Girard has a thing for classical music – and he did not disappoint with his movie – The Boy Choir. And for the crowd of 160 people who went to the special screening of it on Thursday 3rd November it certainly was a night to remember.

The Boy Choir stars Dustin Hoffman as the tough-loving head conductor of a pre-pubescent singing academy. It is a triumph-over-adversity picture, the adversity being the disadvantaged background of a gifted 11-year-old called Stet (newcomer Garrett Wareing), whose alcoholic single mother in Odessa, Texas dies in a first-reel car crash.

P.J. Finn chairman of the cinema night committee and his committee did a brilliant job of organising a great night’s entertainment. President Brendan Smyth commented: “It’s great to see so many people coming out for a night out at the movies.A special word of thanks to the organising committee, Joe Smyth, P.J. Finn, Eugene Craughan and Sylvester Rowe.

The whole purpose of the Rotary Club is to organise events that support and help local charities. And this is what the Cinema night did. Each of the guests donated €25 for the night which included an ‘after party’ in the Newgrange Hotel where there was also a free raffle for prizes donated by Rotary members.

The proceeds for the night went to two local charities: €1500 to St. Marys Special School Navan and €1500 to St. Ultans Special School.

Pictured:Fiona Clarke, St.Marys, Brendan Smyth President Navan Rotary, Karen Byrne, St.Ultans. P.J. Finn, Navan Rotary.

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