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Christmas Lunch

Stranraer Brass Band entertain us

Michelle having a laugh with Janet and Eva

Ho Ho Ho! Nena Mclean

Pulling a cracker –George and Peter

Alisin with her lovely flowers

 

What a joy it is to have friends meeting. Even better when it is enjoying a fabulous lunch with a glass or two of wine!

On Wednesday 12th December we did just that!

The hall was dressed in all it’s Christmas finery, the tree was twinkling with fairy lights, the tables were set, there was even some jolly hats, noses and Ho, Ho, Hos for picture taking! All our friends and invited guests, who are now friends, met to enjoy a full three course lunch. Our Chairperson Mairi McIntyre, welcomes everyone along and Rev. Pam said a grace and encouraged us all to enjoy the food, Potato Soup, Turkey with ‘All’ the Trimmings, then a delicious Trifle with generous amounts of cream and, as if that was not enough, there followed teas and coffees with scrumptious little handmade mince pies, everything really was expertly cooked and served.

We were entertained afterwards by Stranraer Brass Band the sound of which made it feel like it really was Christmas Day!
Totally joyous is the only way to describe it. Everyone certainly had a lovely time.
Thank you to everyone who came along we hope to see you all again soon.

Locharbriggs Visitors 

We had a fabulous day at the centre today. Twenty five ladies came up from  Locharbriggs to join us for  lunch and some good afternoon entertainment by Mr Alan Patterson.
We had some delicious home baking for sale and a little raffle.
It’s always a pleasure to have them visit. We can’t wait to have them back again.

Bingo!

On Friday the 28th of September we held a bingo evening, this was not only to raise funds but also raise awareness of who we are and what we do. It was a great night with some fabulous prizes to be won. We raised over one thousand one hundred pounds on the night. Thank you to everyone for your continued support.
So far we have raised an absolutely amazing £9225.70!

TABLE TOP SALE

As you may be aware we are collecting to raise £35,000 to enable us to buy a new serviceable minibus for our Centre. To help boost this we had a table top sale on Saturday, First of September.
We were very grateful to everyone who came along, to sell everything from cards & candles, jewellery, bric-a-brac and we had our own home baking stall.
Over one thousand pounds was raised on the day.

Table Top Sale

 

Pre Royal Wedding Party

Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle will be getting married on Saturday 19th May and as we are closed at the weekend it was decided we would party on the Friday beforehand. The hall has been decked in bunting and our members, some even brought friends along too, came in dressed to the nines, all wedding ready. A lovely lunch was served, potato soup, roast Pork with the trimmings followed by lemon shortbread cheesecake, tea and coffee. Once everyone had finished their meal we raised a glass to toast the happy couple. Wishing them well in their married life.
The Brothers Agnew came along to entertain us afterwards and, with the help of the toast, we think, soon everyone was up dancing. At 2:30pm teas, with little bite size bakes, mint slice, teeny weeny meringues and fruit loaf all made in the kitchen, were served free of charge. It was an amazing day which everyone thoroughly enjoyed.
A special thanks must go Margaret, Lynn and Andy, who, although being so short staffed, turned out the lovely meal and managed to bake the goodies for the afternoon tea.

Bowlers Outing

At the Day Centre we have indoor bowling once or twice a week. Some of our members who regularly bowl, and some who only spectate, group together to enjoy a trip out for lunch. On Thursday 17/5/18 Green Valley was the chosen venue. Twelve members were happily on the bus at 11:45am with Marion going along as a helper for the afternoon. There was a lovely choice for lunch with an option for either two or three courses followed by teas and coffee. Lastly Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their little jaunt and would like to say thank you to the staff. Now ….. it’s all about looking forward to the next one.

Fearon Dancers

What a lovely afternoon was spent with the country dancers. Some as young as four and some, well, shall we say, just a little older?  ~_~
Members were encouraged to join in, which they did with gusto! Teas and coffee with chocolate biscuits, to replace the energy spent, were enjoyed before the bus arrived to take everyone home.

 

Fundraiser Bingo night

We try to have three or four fundraiser bingo throughout the year and on Friday 16th March we had our first one. It was very well attended, as they usually are, with the Hall full to capacity. The prizes once again were fantastic and we’d like to thank everyone for their very kind donations, whether for the bingo or the raffle. Again we stopped at half time for teas, coffees and juice with gingerbread and shortbread.

We raised the fabulous amount of £1215.00
Thanks again for coming along.

Burns Lunch with Lochside Thursday Club

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A fantastic day yesterday at the centre. A Burns lunch was enjoyed by our members and we welcomed our friends from Lochside, Dumfries who enjoyed it with us. A big thankyou to all the staff for ensuring it all went without a hitch. A special thankyou must go to Harrison Gibb for giving up his time once again to pipe in the haggis and also to the Agnew Brothers for the afternoons entertainment. Wullie Scott for his interesting story of the life of Robert Burns and Dorothy Affleck for addressing the haggis.