This week’s Carrick Chatter



SWI Report

Minishant SWI brought the first half of their 2015/16 session to a delicious close on December 10 when Anne Walker created an amazing selection of mouth-watering “Christmas sweet treats”.

There was something for everyone, to cheer up a cold, wet evening.

Anne was thanked for all work, especially at this busy time of the year.

Competitions were won by Fiona Robertson (a Christmas decoration) and Anne Walker (3 chocolate truffles).

All members are wished a Happy Christmas and reminded that the restart is on Thursday, January 21.


Carrick Centre

Thursday, December 24 – Crib Service on Christmas Eve 4.30pm

Thursday, December 24 – Watch Night Service 11.30pm

Sunday, December 27 – Nine Lessons in Carols 10.30am – 11.30am

Mondays & Fridays. SOUTH AYRSHIRE FOODBANK is in the Centre 10am-12noon. Special Christmas Donations & All Donations of non-perishable goods greatly appreciated. There is also a drop off box available in the Centre out with these times.

Carrick Sports Club (The Speakers) 01655 718080

Wednesday, December 23 – Fun Christmas Night 7pm till close

With Karaoke and Christmas Jumper Competition come along for a Merry, Merry Christmas night with family and friends. Hot Turkey Baguettes & Mince Pies also available. Free Entry to members, friends and family.

Thursday, December 31 - Hogmanay Party 2015 – Bring in the bells with The Hustle and Maybole Pipe Band - 8pm till Auld Lang Syne. Tickets now available.


Christmas dinner

On Wednesday 9 December 2015 the Senior Citizens of Ballantrae and District enjoyed a Christmas Dinner and Entertainment in the Community Centre.

The RVS chairman welcomed a large company. The winner of the lucky seat was Olga Tinsley who received a prize donated by Mary Lyle.

The members of the local RVS who organised this event served a delicious turkey dinner and mouth watering sweets followed by tea coffee mincemeat pies shortbread and mints. Music for dancing was provided by Robbie, Colin, John and Alan. Also entertaining were Davy Hunter and his Folk Singers. M.C. for the evening was ably carried out by Dr Tom Smith. Santa visited and presented each of them with a Christmas present. A large raffle was drawn and all guests received a gift before going home.

The winners of the Spot Dance were John Allsop and Sadie McCulloch. Jessie Brown proposed a comprehensive vote of thanks to all who had helped to make this such a successful evening and Auld Lang Syne brought a very happy evening to a close.