That was the thinking after the fundraising committee of Glenswilly National School managed to raise €58,000 towards the purchase of land for playing fields and car park for the school.
The money was raised in recent months by kind donations as well as hard work by many parents out selling tickets practically night and day.
Last night the grand draw saw hundreds of parents and children turn up at Glenswilly GAA Club for the grand prize draw.
The winner of the first prize of €2,000 was well known Dunfanaghy farmer Manus McHugh (yes he of the Donegal Cremeries milk carton fame) who was delighted with his prize.
The second prize of €1,000 was won by Paul McAteer or Rareagh while Johnny Doherty of Glenswilly won the third prize of €500.
The fourth and fifth place prizes of €250 each were won by Katie Gallinagh of Ballybofey and Paddy McGlinchey of Letterkenny.
New principal of Glenswilly National School, Master Joseph Gallinagh, paid tribute to all those who helped fundraise in recent weeks and said he had seen first-hand the true community spirit within Glenswilly.
There was also lots of spot prizes on the night.
One of the main organisers on the fundraising committee, Donal ‘Mandy’ Kelly, paid tribute to all those who pounded the pavements and country roads selling tickets in recent weeks from Glencolmcille to Main Head.
“The reaction has been terrific and I am very proud of the effort put in by the people of Glenswilly.
“We have two great men making the draw tonight and hopefully this land will help provide more stars to Glenswilly in the coming years,” he said.