All set for Troon’s fes­tive spe­cial

Ayrshire Post - - NEWS - Stephen Hous­ton

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.

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