Girvan street party plea

WITH the firework display and lantern parade passed, attention now turns to the annual Christmas street party and with new committee members this year, they are hoping for the best yet.

And there is still time for any interested resident, group or business to get involved in the festivities by heading along to a meeting tonight, (Wednesday), to register.

Bill Logan from Girvan Youth Trust revealed that their young members have been working hard to provide an excellent night of entertainment at as low a cost as possible.

He said: “The plans for this year’s event are starting to come together with the decision to revert back to a more traditional family friendly event already having attracted the support of a large number of local groups, local shopkeepers and local businesses. Everyone we have spoken with is fully committed towards making it yet another special night for Girvan, especially local infants and primary school children.

“In addition to having secured the appearance of Santa’s reindeers, we have also provisionally booked a wide range of street entertainers including magicians, stilt walkers, clowns, balloon modellers and one or two special surprises.

“Any fairground rides will be restricted to young children’s rides and carousels where it is also hoped to limit the cost to £1/£1.50 a ride.” The free street entertainers and capped prices will be funded by money raised through the ‘Grand Toy Raffle’ which the young people from the Z1 Youth Bar are organising on behalf of the street party committee.

Bill added: “The group has, thanks to the local public and local businesses, already received several donations including; cuddly toys, prams, scooters, bicycles and electronic games.

“Tickets, priced £1 will be on sale this weekend with the winners being displayed at the street party. It is hoped that the full community will support this new venture with those buying tickets having the option to be, a secret winner or indeed donate their prize to a local child at Christmas.

“All profit made from the raffle will be donated to the street party so purchasing a £1 raffle will not only support the street party but also make some child’s Christmas extra special.

Anyone wishing to donate a ‘new’ toy or help display raffle posters/sell raffle tickets to friends and/or workmates should contact 714729.

Any group, business or individual who is interested in helping this year’s street party should contact, Councillor Fitzsimmons, Jackie Anderson at Dunlops Newsagents or come along to the next group meeting at 6pm on Wednesday, November 9, at the Z1 Youth Bar.