Annual Fund Raiser Ceili

June 4, 2017


Alpine Grove Banquet Facility - Hollis, New Hampshire


  • From Route 3 North or South, take Exit 5W (Rte. 111 West)
  • Follow for four miles
  • After you have entered Hollis
  • Take a left onto Rte. 111A (at the light)
  • The entrance to Alpine Grove is your first right turn

This afternoon of fun includes:

  • mini recital for all dancers
  • pasta buffet with dessert
  • live entertainment
  • numerous raffle items
  • children's craft table


Ticket prices are TBD for dancers, family and friends. Children under the age of three are free. Sorry, we cannot let adults in to watch the recital unless they purchase a ticket.

Payment must be made up front by either cash or check made out to M.S.O.I.D. Sorry, no refunds.
There will be a sign up sheet for seating requests and we will do our best to accommodate everyone's wishes but we ask you to be flexible and understanding with regards to seating arrangements. Tables seat up to 10 people.

All proceeds from this event benefit the McGonagle School Activities Account which helps pay for:

annual bus trip to one non-local feis

new costume expenses

specialized workshops with visiting teachers


Raffle Table

A major part of this event is our raffles. Along with various donations from local vendors, each class donates a themed basket for the raffle table. We will need a volunteer from each class to coordinate the basket for their class. Each class agrees on a theme and the coordinator collects a $5.00 item from each family or a $5.00 donation. The coordinator's contribution will be the basket and any packing materials needed to assemble the basket. Baskets should be completed and turned in to me a week prior to the ceili.

There will be sign up sheets for the class coordinators and their class themes (so we don't have duplicates). The theme can be anything your class agrees on from Irish or Italian to Gardening or Board Games. We'll also have sign up sheets out at class for volunteers who can work the raffle table during the ceili.

Recital DVD's

The recital will be recorded and VHS tapes or DVD's can be purchased for $30.00 each.
Orders are placed at the show, on a table at the end of the hall. payment by check or cashis due with the order. 

Bill Magro of "I do" wedding videos has been a great supporter of our ceili, providing great footage for reasonably priced custom DVD's. He has also generously donated a DVD/VCR player to our raffle for the past three years. Your patronage is appreciated.


11:00am Doors Open, Raffle Table and Children's Craft Table Open

12:00am Recital Begins, Raffle and Children's Craft Table Closed

1:00pm Pasta Buffet

2:00pm Raffles, Ceili Dancing, Entertainment

A Céilidh or Céilí (pronounced "kay-lee") is a social event or disco, typically with Celtic music and dancing. The word céilidh is Irish and Scottish Gaelic for 'visit', denoting the event's origin as an informal, home gathering. The music is cheerful and lively, and the basic steps can be learned easily; a short instructional session is often provided for new dancers before the start of the dance itself.