first_imgDeele College Principal Joe Boyle and former principals PJ McGowan and Dessie Griffin pictured at the official launch of the Deele College 50th celebrations in October. The celebrations will come to a conclusion on March 14th with a gala 50th celebration and reunion dance in the school hall.Having launched their 50th anniversary celebrations in October of last year, Deele College in Raphoe has unveiled details of a further weekend of celebrations for March 13 and March 14, ending with an amazing 50th celebration dance featuring the Beefsteak Dancers.Plans are also being put in place for a superb school show – set to feature some of the astounding talent of the school’s students on Thursday March 12th – as the celebrations for the school’s 50th anniversary reaches its pinnacle.“We are really fortunate to have so many really talented students at Deele College and it is only right that they get to showcase their talents as part of the anniversary celebrations. The Thursday night show will kick off what we hope will be three memorable days for the school,” Joe Boyle the school’s principal said. Plans for the Friday are also centred around ensuring the current student body is an integral part of the celebrations, before things once again open to the wider public on Saturday 14th March when a whole host of activities have been penciled in.“The Saturday is a day of celebration at the school and we are hoping that as many former students as possible and indeed members of the wider public will come along to join in the fun,” the school principal said.Among the events being planned that day include a family fun walk and run, a fun family open day at the school, a school legends football match and all ending with a dance on the Saturday night in the school gymnasium.“It will be a special day, we’re hoping to have as many people as possible come along to visit the school, look at the displays and old photographs and really take a walk down memory lane during the family fun day when we will have activities for children, before the celebrations come to a close at the dance. Of course the dance will be an adult event, a celebration of 50 years and a chance when hopefully many old friends will be reunited, and with our plans to transform the school hall beyond recognition and the music from the Beefsteak Dancers added in, we are certain it is a nice that people will not want to miss.”In addition, a special 50th anniversary publication is also being planned to mark the occasion and anyone with old photos, memories or other school memorabilia has been urged to contact the school or to e.mail them to [email protected]“We have had a great response from students and former students to the celebrations so far and we want this weekend to be a huge reunion and a celebration of the school’s 50 years in the community. Tickets for the dance will be on sale soon and of course people can keep up to date on the events by liking the Facebook Page – “ Mr Boyle concluded HUGE GALA DANCE PLANNED AS DEELE’S 50TH CELEBRATIONS GATHER PACE was last modified: January 14th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:50th anniversarydeele collegedonegallast_img read more