Annan’s celebration day
Annan will celebrate Day of the Region tomorrow with a host of free activities in and around the academy playing fields from 10am to 2pm.
It is the third year in a row that a hardworking team of volunteers have planned the fun-filled day for all ages and have enlisted a bumper number of groups and clubs to show the best that the town has to offer.
This year the activities will also include the swimming pool, Annan Community Centre and the tennis and bowling clubs.
Wendy Hamilton, one of the organisers, said: “As a group of volunteers keen to promote what we have available in Annan.
“We feel that everything is coming together well and would like to take the opportunity to thank all the clubs and groups that have given up their time for free on the day and to all who have supported us to make this event happen.”
A civic reception for invited guests is being held at the town hall tonight with entertainment from the Royal Burgh of Annan Pipe Band.
All the performances, live music, activities and displays are free tomorrow and the JMA Trust is providing a free barbecue but would welcome any donations to the fund.
There will be sports events from free family swim sessions to come and try sessions with bowling, rugby, cycling, netball and boccia sessions all on offer.
Annan Athletic is hosting football sessions from 9.30am to 11.30am and the tennis club will be showing primary pupils around their new courts from 10.30am to 11.30am and secondary pupils from 12.30pm to 1.30pm.
Youth services will have their giant games and sumo suits and there will be a fairy door trail, arts and crafts, plus plenty of food to try.
Alzheimer’s Scotland, Kate’s Kitchen,the Boys Brigade, Shoebox Appeal, Cancer Research UK, and the Annan Christmas Lights Committee will also be represented.
Entertainment will be provided by dancers from two local dance schools between noon and 2pm and Mad Notions will have free activities at 3 Bruce Street during the day.
Looking ahead Gearing up for Annan’s Day of the Region, some of the volunters behind it