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Girls’ Brigade flower bed abloom in Portadown

The Council has marked the 125th anniversary of the Girls’ Brigade with a wonderful floral display in Portadown.

Planted with yellow, red, white, blue and green annuals, the eye-catching flower bed displays the Girls’ Brigade crest.

Lord Mayor of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon, councillor Julie Flaherty commented: “As a former member of Edenderry Memorial Methodist 105th Girls’ Brigade (GB), it was lovely to be able to have some girls and officers with me, to show them the new flower bed unveiled in Portadown.

“The many years spent in Edenderry GB, from being an explorer to an officer are very special to me. The GB is a dynamic, relevant organisation that reaches out to girls in our community to value them, nurture and equip them for life ahead.

“This year sees the GB celebrate 125 years of supporting the development of young women and I am delighted to unveil this beautiful and charming flower bed in recognition of their work.”

Formed in 1893, Girls’ Brigade Northern Ireland offers a balanced programme for girls aged 3-18 of Bible teaching, physical activity, community and church service, along with many opportunities to learn new skills and take on new challenges.

With 23,000 members in Northern Ireland alone, Girls’ Brigade Northern Ireland is now the largest youth organisation in Northern Ireland.

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