On Wednesday November 27th Intel’s Annual Senior Citizens Christmas Party took place, an evening where seniors from the local community and a team of Intel volunteers come together to celebrate the festive season. 2019 marks a special time for Intel as the company celebrates 30th years of operations in Ireland and this was the 21st year of the senior citizens party which is a special evening both for local residents and for the Intel employees who take part.
200 guests were collected by bus from a number of different locations across Leixlip and brought to the Springfield Hotel to kick off the evening.
Hugh Hardiman, Director of Public Affairs at Intel Ireland warmly welcomed everyone as they were seated. Before the meal was served, the General Manager of the Springfield Hotel, Ger Hannigan brought everyone together for a short moments silence to say grace and shortly afterwards a traditional dinner of turkey and ham was served to guests. This was followed by dessert and a special surprise for the guests. To mark Intel’s 30th anniversary each of the guests attending the party received a €30 ‘one4all’ voucher to be spent as they please. The ’30 for 30′ surprise was met with huge applause from the guests and the excitement was further heightened as each received a raffle ticket and a draw was completed for three €1000 holiday vouchers.
Once dinner had been wrapped up the band began to play, and everyone eagerly hit the dancefloor. Bobby Harpur and the rest of the band kept the crowd entertained for the night, playing all time classics such as ‘New York, New York’ and ‘Proud Mary’. Everyone was on their feet, and most guests remained on the dancefloor until the night came to a close in a traditional Christmas fashion with ‘Fairy-tale of New York’.
Thank you to all those who attended the 2019 event and to the 30 Intel volunteers for their continued support.
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