Help required to ensure Girvan fireworks go with a bang

The fireworks display at Girvan along with the lantern parade last year.
The fireworks display at Girvan along with the lantern parade last year.

A community group in Girvan are appealing to people to help them out with the cost of their annual free fireworks display next month.

The Girvan and District Attractions Committee are currently about £1,000 short in terms of meeting the costs for the display at Louisa Drive in the town on Saturday, 1st November at 7.30pm.

And they approached the Gazette this week to ask people to help with the shortfall.

They wish to thank Carrick Futures for providing a donation of £2,000 and thanks also go to the Hadyard Hill Community Benefit Fund who funded to the sum of £1,383.54. A donation of £300 was also gratefully received by the committee as was a donation of £500 from William Grant and Sons.

However, the shortfall has meant that the attractions committee will need to put in £2,000 of their own funds to help pay the company that comes to Girvan to put on the display.

Any donations which can help before the night can be handed into The Carrick Gazette office.

They also ask you to generously donate to their collection buckets on the night.

The news of a shortfall in funding for the fireworks comes after the Festival of Light had to be cancelled for the same night due to a lack of time and volunteers.

The lantern parade was a hugely popular event in the town and there was great disappointment when it was confirmed it was being postponed this year.

It should be stressed the fireworks will go ahead.