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Tuesday 12 December 2017

Scouts' text-tacular win

PIERCESTOWN scouts and girl guides had a text-tastic time recently and earned a massive ¤5,000 for their efforts.

The scout and guiding group received the most text votes in the AIB Better Ireland competition this year, which captured them the top prize from the Wexford branch.

Runners up in the contest were the South End Family Resource Centre who will receive ¤3,000 for their efforts, while Our Lady of Fatima School came third to earn ¤2,000.

The win is a great boost for Piercestown scouts and girl guides as they are currently in the throes of building a new club house and community centre.

Voting for the 2009/2010 programme closed at midnight on March 15, and nationally there were an overwhelming 602,172 votes in the contest.

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