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RESULTS of the Shallknowe Trophy bowls competition played on Thursday, March 31, were: winners - R Brocklehurst & D Wilson; runners-up - D Murray & C Ward

In the round robin pairs contest on Thursday, April 7, the winners were R Barr & F Hirst; runners-up R Brocklehurst & D Wilson.


BALLANTRAE Bowling Club opens on Saturday, April 16, at 2pm. All welcome, members and non-members, to come along and have a game of bowls on the opening day.


THE Ballantrae Church Guild will be holding a coffee morning in Ballantrae Community Hall this Saturday, April 16, from 10am.

The cost will be adults £2, children £1. In addition to tea and coffee, there will be a baking stall, plants/produce and a hamper to guess the value.

The Guild open evening will be held in the Community hall on Monday, April 18, at 7.15pm. Entertainment will be provided by Music Box. Tea, coffee and home baking will be served. Entry free.

Why not come along and enjoy an evening of entertainment and music? Everyone welcome.


PRESIDENT Janette Sloan opened the meeting by welcoming everyone.

The WRI Song was sung, accompanied by Janette on the keyboard. After the minutes were read by Doreen Green, approved and signed, everyone was thanked for making the 81st Anniversary Night such a success.

Other business was then attended to, including an invitation from Ballantrae Parish Church Guild to their open night on April 18 in the Community Centre.

A card, thanking everyone for her present has been received from Jessie Brown, the new Federation chairman.

Our guest speaker for the evening, Amy Burns from Stranraer, was introduced by Janette. Amy talked about her career as a Colour Me Beautiful adviser and then, using several members as models, demonstrated how appearances can be enhanced by the use of colours.

On behalf of everyone, vice president Anita thanked Amy for her interesting and informative talk.

Competitions: Three Hot Cross Buns - 1, Janette Sloan; 2, Moira Brown; 3, Muriel Gilmour. A Handbag - 1, Georgina McKinley; 2, Janette Sloan; 3, Betty Stewart.

After tea the raffle was drawn. Janette thanked Amy for judging the competitions and brought the evening to a close, wishing everyone a safe journey home. The next meeting will be held at the BRICC House on May 2, at 7.15pm. The annual general meeting will be held with a ‘Taste and Try’ supper.



COLMONELL Bowling Club held a whist drive on Friday, April 1.

One person short of nine tables played, winners: Ladies - 1, C McCormick; 2, B Robertson; 3, J Vint; 4, A Gracie; cons, I Falls; highest half-time, J Felgate. Gents - 1, J Campbell; 2, A Robertson; 3, B McCulloch; 4, G Dunlop; cons, J McTaggart; highest half-time, F Hirst. Person sitting longest at one table, G Parker.

Thanks to everyone who came along to make the evening a success.

The bowling green will be opening on Saturday, April 30, at 1.30pm, all welcome. The next whist is on Friday, May 6.



CULZEAN Country Park Family Fun Run takes place on Sunday, May 8.

Entry forms are available from the Culzean visitor centre, Ayr and Maybole baths and Girvan Community Centre.

For further information, please contact 0844 493 2148



RESULTS of the Girvan Bridge Club session on Monday, April 4, were: North/South - Fiona Smith & Marian Wilson - 1,290. East/West - David Stoddart & Brian Scobie + 1,510.


AGE CONCERN will not be open on Wednesday, April 13, Thursday, April 14 or Friday, April 15.


ON GOOD Friday, April 22, South Carrick Churches Together will be holding their usual open air service at 12 noon at Stumpy, in Girvan’s town centre, to which all are invited.

There will also be a united service at 7 pm, hosted by St John’s Episcopal Church, in the Methodist Church building on the corner of Dalrymple Street and Wesley Road.

Refreshments will be served afterwards and everyone is welcome to attend.

Representatives from churches in Girvan and the surrounding villages will be taking part in both these services.


THE schedules for the Flower Show on Saturday, August 13, at the North Parish Church, which will be opened by Hugh Brown, Carrick Gazette Citizen if the Year, were distributed at the meeting on Monday, March 21.

The changes were well received by all those present; these include for the first time photography and sugar craft to mention but a few.

The society’s thanks went to David Girvan for his donation from the sale of his calanders .

Schedules for the show are availble the Carrick Gazette office, Mansfield Garden Centre, the CAN office, the public library and the McKechnnie Institute.

The next planning meeting is on Monday, June 13, in the small hall South Parish Church at 7.30pm, which anyone interested in helping is welcome to attend.


GIRVAN Bowling Club will be opening its greens on Saturday, April 16, at 2.30pm.


fashion show

MAYBOLE Parish Church and Carrick Centre Fashion Show, by Debenhams of Ayr, will be held in Maybole Town Hall on Friday, May 6, at 7.30pm.

Entry is £5, which will include a glass of wine and there will be a raffle.

Tickets are available from committee members or from the Carrick Centre Development office in the School Vennel.



THE Stinchar Valley Gardening Club’s April meeting will take place in Pinwherry Community Hall on Wednesday, April 20, at 7.30pm.

Also on the agenda are a plant swap (cuttings seeds etc most acceptable), suggestions for next year`s syllabus, results of the ‘good ideas’, summer outings. Everyone welcome.