I just want to extend a big thank you to all the people who worked together to make the Festive Lunch a success on Friday 14th December
The event has developed from a collaboration between many of the groups along the Shore Villages and is part of the development of a shore collaboration which grew from meeting that was held in September 2017. Since then we have managed to develop a communities calendar and a The Shore Directory of all the groups we have here locally .
For the lunch I would like to thank:
The Ardentinny Conservation and Heritage group and in particular Eileen and Marian who made the home-made soup using the ingredients provided by Ardentinny Community Council and the soup kettles which were loaned by Ardentinny Hall. Jo Carr organised the table decorations.
From Ardentinny, Sandra, Sadie and Roslyn who organised the successful tombola table
Blairmore Village Trust whose volunteers (Bridget, Ann, Gordon, Pat Moira, Iain and Cathie ) made the sandwiches using Blairmore Village Hall (who also provided the shortbread and table napkins) and Agnes who made the menu cards for each table.
The Hub, who meets at Blairmore Hall, provided the sparkling non-alcoholic wine which provided to be a big hit with everyone
Ardentinny Community Trust, who provided a stack of mince pies for everyone.
Lorraine, Mandy and Brian who provided the tea, milk and juice.
The Younger Hall, especially Russell and Helen who opened and prepared the hall in the morning.
A big thanks also to Kilmun Community Council, who, for the most part co-ordinated the event and Brian who was MC and Diane and me who helped with the raffle, serving, clearing up etc. A thanks too to Bob, our new National Park representative who donated, supported and helped us all with the event.
The Festive Lunch is self funded from the raffle and Tombola and this year we had terrific donations from many of our local business and individuals. We would like to extend a big thank you to:
The Strone Inn
Strone Post Office
Benmore and Kilmun Development Trust
The Wee Butcher,
Baileyfield Self catering
Iain and Catriona Darroch
And many individual residents who sourced and donated raffle prizes.
Lastly but certainly not least, a big thank you to the fiddler group for the music to keeping us entertained and to the children of Strone Primary who delighted and entertained us with their singing (and of course their teachers and helpers who made it happen!)
The funds that are left over are being carried over to next year’s lunch and to invest in, for instance new table clothes, that can be used not only for the festive lunch but an be requested for other events that the halls may have.
Wishing everyone a great Christmas and a Happy New Year
Toast on the Beach
12 – 1p.m. Christmas Day
the car park by the picnic area
(just past the Bowling Club)
Bring your own Toast
Anything from Whiskey to Hot Chocolate
Bring the whole family!
10 March 2019Memories
If you would a flavour of what it used to be like to live in Ardentinny then please go to the page devoted to Fred Mann's mamories. Fred has a wealth of stories of his many years living in Ardentinny and he enjoys sharing them with us.
We would like to thank Fred for his time in compiling some of his memories.