An­nan’s cel­e­bra­tion day

Dumfries & Galloway Standard - - DISTRICT NEWS - Sharon Lip­trott

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

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