All set for Troon’s festive special
Organisers of Troon’s festive spectacular, Wintertainment, say it’s full steam ahead for a week on Sunday.
Christmas comes to the town on November 19, with the parade leaving Templehill at 12.30pm.
And not just any parade, but for the first time the “Twelve Days of Christmas.”
Organisers Troon Community Council have revealed the 1st Troon Boys’ Brigade Band will lead the parade with . . . 12 drummers drumming.
Then of course next in line will be 11 of their pipers piping and the rest of the gang right down to the partridge in a pear tree.
Look out for some well known faces acting as lairds, ladies dancing and maids a milking.
Community Council chairman Helen Duff and her team have been hard at work ensuring this year’s Wintertainment will be a show- stopper.
She said: “I think everybody is really up for an amazing day, especially after the worry over the fairground. “We all can’t wait.” The full fairground - the key moneyspinner for the volunteers - will be in Academy Street Car Park after the owners bowed down to community fury.
Of all 365 days of the year they had claimed they were re- surfacing the car park that very day.
All the shops will be open and the day will climax at 5pm with the Christmas Lights Switch- on from the steps of the Town Hall.
Half an hour before the switch- on the flame of the Ailsa Beacon will be lit in Church Street.
Gala Queen Leah Dunsmuir, Princess Tess Donnelly and Mrs Claus will be aboard a 1950 Cadillac from Mackay Bros.
Also in the paraade will be the RNLI Santa, Troon CoastalRowing, Troon School of Dance, Secret Santa, Sophie Oliver School of Dance, Sum Wuman Drummin and Live Wire.
At the Old Parish Church hall, shows begain at 1pm with Karalyn Bell dancers, 1.30pm Troon School of Dance, 2pm Livewire, 2.30pm Sophie Oliver dancers, 3pm Ayrshire Ukulele Clan, 3.30pm Young Fiddlers with Wallace Galbraith.