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Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Paul Michael hosts Inaugural Dinner

01 October 2018
Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Paul Michael’s Inaugural Dinner welcomed around 170 guests including HM Lord Lieutenant of County Antrim, Mrs Joan Christie CVO OBE and numerous representatives from businesses across the Borough. The event was held on Saturday 29 September at the newly refurbished Dunadry Hotel.
Mayor, Councillor Paul Michael commented, “I am thrilled to see such a fantastic representation of businesses from across the Borough here this evening at my Inaugural Dinner. This evening recognises those who contribute to the rich social tapestry of life in Antrim and Newtownabbey. Meeting such a diverse range of people over the last few months has impressed upon me the great community spirit that exists in Antrim and Newtownabbey; where so many people give of their time and energy to improve and enhance the communities in which they live. 
I am delighted that this evening’s event is being held in the Dunadry Hotel, Antrim this year. The McKeever group have invested a significant amount of money into the refurbishment of their hotel chain and it is great that the Council can demonstrate its support for these local businesses.”
The evening also raised over £2000 for the Mayor’s three chosen charities, TinyLIfe, Royal British Legion and FOCUS. For more information on the Mayor’s Charities, please visit antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/mayorscharities
CAPTION: (L-R) Toastmaster, Mr Jack Adair; Mrs Helen McBride, The Venerable Dr Stephen McBride; Antrim and Newtownabbey Chief Executive, Mrs Jacqui Dixon; HM Lord-Lieutenant of County Antrim, Mrs J Christie CVO OBE; Rev C Dixon MBE; The Worshipful The Mayor of Antrim & Newtownabbey, Councillor Paul Michael; Mayoress of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Mrs A Michael; Mrs E McDonald; Mr M McDonald and Piper, Mr John Feddis.
CAPTION: Mayor and Mayoress of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Michael and Mrs Michael welcome HM Lord-Lieutenant of County Antrim, Mrs J Christie CVO OBE, Deputy Mayor and Deputy Mayoress, Alderman Smyth and Mrs Smyth to the Inaugural Dinner held at Dunadry Hotel.