Tayinloan’s terrific fun day
THE ‘VORACIOUS’ midges enjoying a good feed as the raffle was drawn were the only mild annoyance at Tayinloan’s annual fun day.
Adults and children skipped into the village playing field last Sunday for an afternoon of entertainment, including a bouncy castle, mini Highland games and a pet show, with freshly cooked burgers and hot dogs on sale as well as all the usual stalls.
The children were rarely off the bouncy castle, while parents and family members cleared up at the baking and bottle stalls.
The lucky dips didn’t last long either, and the youngsters were soon tearing around the field blowing whistles and bubbles.
Those keen to test their strength gave the mini Highland games a go, tossing the caber and hurling the haggis, while mixed teams took on the tug of war.
After the raffle was drawn, a game of adults vs children fivea-side football blew away the midges. With youth on their side, the children’s team won 3-1.
Three dogs and their owners: Helena Mcallister with Tilly, Cath Sheldrick with Joy and Anita Galbraith and Millie, turned up for the pet show but there were four classes with prizes so they were all given rosettes.
Nearly £400 was raised on the day and will go towards the regeneration of the playing field.
Ellie Paterson, 10, grimaces before being splash sister, Taylor, seven.
Sarah Mills tries her luck at Rebecca Harvey’s bottle stall, with her eye on a bottle of rosé wine.
Christine O’Hanlon behind the lucky dip, lucky squares and baking stalls.
Barry Mcneill was busy cooking burgers all day.
Alexander Cleland gives the caber toss a go.
d in the face by little Stuart Byers, five, tries out his lucky dip toy. The tug of war tested the strength of the playing field’s visitors. Sibling success: Logan O’Hanlon, eight, guessed closest to the number of sweets in the jar, while his little sister Charlotte, two, picked the lucky square.
Lewis O’Hanlon of the kids’ team fires the ball into the back of the net past Mark Sheldrick in the adults’ team.
A youngster hurls the haggis towards number ten.