This week’s Carrick Chatter

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Minishant SWI held its AGM in the IFE wing of Minishant Primary School recently.

President Anne Walker welcomed members and presented her ereport on what had been a “difficult” year for the group. This was followed by reports from Helen McAdam, secretary, and Jill Little, treasurer.

Thanks were offered to all office bearers and committee members for their help and support over the year.

Helen Marr was elected as Vice President with other office bearers remaining the same. Monthly competition winners were Maclehose Salver (baking) – Anne Walker and Minishant Trophy (craft) – Fiona Robertson.

Overall total highest points and winner of the Molly Barclay Cup was Anne Walker. Congratulations to the winners and everyone who participated in the competitions. With the business over, members enjoyed a fun games evening followed by refreshments and cakes.

Thanks go to Anne for this enjoyable end to the session.

All members and friends are wished a happy, restful summer and hopefully everyone will return when the meetings restart in September.


Gala day

Daily Gala Day Royal Party this year is; Queen - Sophie Dalton, King - Joshua Dalton, Prince - Arran Lee and Princess - Ava Nelson.

Dailly Gala Crowning will be on 24th of June at War Memorial from 6.30pm and Dailly Gala Day is on 25th of June, parade starts at 11.30am from Hadyard Terrace finishing at Dailly FC football field on road up to Brunston Golf Course where there shall be entertainments and stalls.


Car boot sale

CRAG is holding a Car Boot Sale this Sunday 26th June in the Catholic Hall on Henrietta Street Girvan starting at 10am. There will be a tombola and teas and coffees with homebaking all funds raised towards arts events including Lantermn Parade. If you would like to book a stall please phone Ingrid on 01465 715721 - £10 per pitch. Tables available.

Still open for business

The Community Centre User Group committee is pleased to tell you that we are definitely still open for business for the foreseeable future. Yes, we are in dispute with SAC over recent utility charges imposed with no consultation. Hopefully there will be a satisfactory resolution to this. The Centre is a useful community resource and we mean to fight to keep it. We ask all residents to sign the petition against these charges being imposed on Girvan and other Carrick community associations. In Girvan the petition are available in the Community Centre and in various shops in town.

Summer services

South Parish Girvan recommences their Sundown Services at 7pm on 6 July. These are short informal get-togethers, which vary in format from week to week. All though finish with refreshments and a chat in the hall. A retiral offering is taken and the money goes to a variety of charities.

All are welcome.

Individuals and groups leading the services are: 6 July - Dr J Anderson; 13 July - Rev J Guthrie; 20 July - Dailly Church; 27 July -Chas, Charity; 3 August - Milestone Church; 10 August - Mr K Johnstone; 17 August - North Parish; 24 August - to be announced; 31 August - South Parish Choir

Flower Club

The Annual Girvan and District Flower Club Coffee Evening takes place in Girvan Community Centre on Wednesday 22nd June at 7p.m. Tickets £2 are available from Committee members or just come along pay at the door and enjoy a Blether and Coffee with friends and try your luck at the Tombola stall. This is the final event of the season and we look forward to seeing you.


Summer Youth Programme

(Jul 4 – Aug 10)

Various activities for different ages from P1-S1. All sessions have stand-alone themes so you can book as little or as many sessions as you like. Book at reception or call 01655 883222

Mondays “MOVIE MAKING” for P5 - S1 - 3.00pm - 4.30pm (FREE)

Do you love making short films and movies for YouTube? Well why not come along and play with some of our professional camera equipment, iMacs & iPads and take your ideas to the next level!

Wednesdays “DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY” for P4 - S1 - 3.00pm - 4.30pm (FREE)

Snap happy? Have a go at capturing masterpieces of your friends in our professional photographic studio and then have some fun with Photoshop on our iMacs.

Sundays “BRIDGE YOUTH CLUB” for P4-P7 - 6.30pm - 8.00pm

Whether you want to make, create, play, chat or chill the bridge has something for everyone to enjoy.

Monday, Jul 4 - ARCHERY “Get Active” in conj. with Active Schools Sports for P4 - P7- 1.00pm - 2.30pm

Different sports activities each week. Choose what you like or book for all 6. Booking recommended. £1.50pp/session.

Carrick Centre

Monday - Friday - “NEW” Summer “Quiet Time” Cafe 9.30am – 10.30am. Bring along the papers & relax and enjoy a freshly made tea/ground coffee served with a filled roll of your choice for only £3.

Tuesdays – “NEW” CARRICK TOTS. 10am-11.30am every Tuesday for Pre-school age. Parent/Carer & Toddler Group, a chance to mix & mingle for adults and children. Arts & Crafts, Reading Corner & Soft Play for all children of pre-school age.

Thursday, Jun 23 – POLLING STATION for UK EU Referendum – Café, Soft Play, Groups & Activities available as normal.

Wednesday, Jun 29 – Alzheimer Scotland “Football Memories” 10.30am-12noon. ALL WELCOME. An afternoon of reminiscence about the beautiful game with pies, banter and scores settled. Contact Jim Baird on 07584327875 for more info and how to attend.

Friday, Jul 1 - THE CARRICK SENIORS LUNCH CLUB, 12noon-1.30pm. All welcome. Enjoy great company over a lovely 2 course lunch with tea/coffee prepared by wonderful volunteers £3pp. Available first Friday each month.

Saturday, Jul 2 - CAR BOOT 10am-2pm – Bric-a-Brac, Home-baking & Local Crafters. Come along for a browse or book your space to sell (£5/external, £10/internal). Café open too: 10am - 4.30pm.

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

Town Hall

Thursday, Jun 23 – POLLING STATION for UK EU Referendum