Happy Birthday to George Bell (7th May)
Happy birthday to George Bell
We don’t normally note member’s birthdays, but of course we’re not in normal times at the moment, so we’ll make an exception for one of the Club’s longest serving and faithful members. George Bell won’t mind everyone knowing he is the oldest member of Mullingar Harriers, and on Thursday 7th May he celebrated his 83rd birthday. Being one of the founder members, an honorary Life Vice-President and someone who has been at every event – athletic and social – organised by the Club since it was founded in 1975, we could not let the occasion pass by without marking it. Because of the current restrictions due to COVID-19, a birthday “drive by” was organised by members of the Club in association with our friends in the Midland Tri Club, Lakeside Wheelers and the “Kit-Kat” Club, with whom George also has strong links. Faithfully recorded by Tom Shaw for posterity and posted on Facebook for all to see, it is clear that those who took part in the cavalcade enjoyed doing it and there’s no doubt that George himself thoroughly enjoyed it too and was delighted to sit at the gate to his home on a beautiful sunny May evening and greet so many friends out to wish him a very happy birthday. When this awful pandemic is over, George is looking forward to celebrating his birthday in a more traditional manner! Everyone at Mullingar Harriers AC wishes George a very happy birthday.