Girvan’s Christmas Street party needs you!

The Girvan Christmas Street Party is in danger of not going ahead in 2015 if more volunteers to help organise the event can’t be found.

That’s the stark warning from the current street party committee who are all set to hold their annual meeting on Monday 6 April at 7pm.

And they are urging as many people as possible to turn out at the meeting at the Glendoune Centre in Piedmont Road, Girvan.

Last year’s Christmas street party only just went ahead as only four people were committed members of the organising team.

The Gazette understands that one of the key organisers is planning to take a step back from the street party, so the need for more volunteers is more urgent than ever.

A spokesperson for the street party said: “Last year only four people were involved and we really need more folk to help out.

“Another three or four people at least are needed to help plan the event well in advance.”

The event which is usually held on the first Friday in December in the town, sees the turning on of the Christmas Lights as well as entertainment on show.

That includes children being able to visit Santa’s Grotto, which last year was housed in a revamped Stumpy Tower, fairground rides, performances by dance groups and lots of stalls from businesses showcasing their products.

Town centre businesses also stay open later at night to allow residents to come in to their premises and perhaps purchase stock or even just catch up on the latest news.

There is also a church service held at the Methodist Church which is always well attended.

The night was first started by Marie Curie Cancer Care and quickly grew into one of the most popular events in the Girvan calendar.

The Girvan community were certainly shocked last year when the lantern procession, another popular event, was cancelled due to a lack of people volunteering, though the rural arts group are hopeful of bringing it back for 2015.

Street Party organisers say all are welcome at the meeting.