This week’s Carrick Chatter

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Fun Day

The Kennedy Hall and Park Fun Day is on Saturday 13th August 2016 1-5pm in the Kennedy Park Dunure.

BBQ, Fish Stall, Raffle, Baking Stall, Teas, Bottle Stall, Plant Stall, Tombola, Face Painting, Owl Magic, Book Stall, Bric-a-Brac, Children’s Inflatable, Dog Show , TA, Whisky Tasting, Throw the Welly, Beat the Goalie, Beer Tent, RNLI Stall, Exhibition of Local History and much much more!

All support greatly appreciated. Donations needed for the above stalls. To volunteer you support or make a donation contact Janey McCreath on 01292 500320.

The Kennedy Hall will be open for donations on Tuesday 9th August 2016, 6.30 – 8pm, Wednesday 10th August 2016, 6.30 – 8pm, Thursday 11th August 2016, 6.30 – 8pm. Donations of Home Baking, Books, Bottles etc Also volunteers to sell Raffle Tickets. The Kennedy Hall and Park Committee thank you for your continued support.


Smugglers festival

On Saturday 13 August at 7.30pm there will be a “Smugglers’ Supper” in the King’s Arms, Ballantrae. Tickets for a 3 course supper and entertainment are available from the King’s Arms (01465 831202) price £12.50.

Sunday 14 August is the day of “The Ballantrae Smugglers’ Chase” at 2pm in Ballantrae Bay with crews of smugglers in skiffs from the surrounding area and further afield competing for the locally crafted trophy.


Men’s Shed Open Day

The Girvan Town Team is organising a Men’s Shed Open Day on Saturday 13th August at the Girvan Town House from 1pm to 4pm. The Men’s Shed initiative is an opportunity for males over 18 years of age to make new friends, learn new skills and just get out of the house!

Ernie Kenney, an Executive Member of the Girvan Town Team explains, “Everybody is welcome to the Open Day where there will be an opportunity to engage with the team. What the Men’s Shed does is up to the participants. It may include working with tools, learning new skills, engaging in lively banter or simply having the peace to read the newspaper! We received really positive feedback from the Lowland Gathering and hope to welcome new faces on Saturday.”

If you wish to find out more about the Men’s Shed then phone Ernie – 07809 741631 – or simply turn up at the Town House on Saturday 13th August between 1pm and 4pm where over a cup of tea and biscuit you can discover the mystery of the Men’s Shed!!

Floral art

It will soon be time for the “not to be missed” event in Girvan South Parish Church. On Saturday 27th August from 1pm to 4pm, in both halls, we are holding our Floral Art Competition and Afternoon Cream Teas. Tickets are on sale now from any elder or at the door. If you are entering the competition please think about getting your entries in soon to Anne so that spaces can be allocated for everyone. There will be lots of interactive events for you to try not to mention the lovely cream teas with sandwiches, scones and cakes. Please get your tickets now and we look forward to welcoming you on the 27th. (Hope the sun shines!!)

Church service

South Carrick Churches Together are organising an open air service with Ayr Salvation Army Band, at Girvan Harbour on Sunday 14th August at 3pm. All are most welcome. If wet, it will be relocated to Girvan South Parish Church.

Despite the weather being unkind to this year’s programme Girvan Youth Trusts’ Music on the Prom programme in Girvan every sunday afternoon has continued to attract the support and appearance of several well established and popular bands and musicians. This year’s line up has to date, included; The Jersey Notes, Just John and Paul and Itchycoo Park, acts which have played and sold out theatres and venues throughout UK and abroad.

Music on the Prom

This sunday, 14th August, will however see this seafront attraction showcase the truly spectacular BOOKENDS, the world’s most authentic tribute to the music of Simon and Garfunkel. In addition to selling out several major theatres, the duo have also played to sell out shows at Edinburgh Festival in 2014 and 2015 and are again doing a three week gig this year.

Bill Logan said: “My wife and I actually saw them live earlier this year when we attended their sellout performance at the Festival Theatre in Edinburgh. I approached them and asked if they would consider playing at Music on the Prom and was absolutely knocked over when they got back to me saying that they had viewed our website and were supportive of our youth work and that they would be delighted to give a performance in support of our work.

“Their appearance at the Fringe has meant that they will be playing live in Girvan between 2-3pm, rather than the usual 3-4 live music slot...Our circulated posters has already generated a lot of enquiries re Bookends appearance so we envisage that we will again be looking at a large turnout on Girvan promenade...for this open air musical performance from a spectacular duo...

The gig will be relocated to the Sacred Heart Church Hall in Henrietta Street, Girvan if raining. This hall does however have a maximum capacity of 100, so people are advised to come early....


Car boot sale

Lendalfoot Community Association held a very successful Car Boot Sale on Sunday 31st July the lovely weather playing a big part in bringing out the crowds to the many stalls there. A large raffle was held and our thanks go to those who donated towards it Craigie Mains Garden Centre, Hendries the Butchers, Purdies Fruit & Veg, Skin Deep, Pebbles and Garden Girl and Ladies Group who donated prizes. Our thanks also goes to Rona, Jean, Agnes, Stacey and Bella who served the cream teas and to all the men who helped us. The sum of £859 was raised.


Church fete

Kirkmichael Parish Church’s annual fete takes place this Saturday (13th August) in the Manse garden, starting at 2pm. There will be the usual stalls, including a tea tent, with delicious homebaking for sale.

There will also be a pets competition, and a popular Scottish duo, ‘Eriskay Lilt’, to provide musical entertainment during the afternoon.

Over the years the fete has established itself as a highlight in the life of the community, and it is hoped that this year’s event will be a well-supported one. The tastefully laid out Manse garden is also well worth visiting. All proceeds are for the benefit of Kirkmichael Parish Church.