Oban gets ready to party for char­i­ties and the Queen

The Oban Times - - News - MARTIN LAING mlaing@oban­times.co.uk

NEXT week­end will see a street party held in Oban town centre to cel­e­brate the Queen’s 90th birth­day.

And part of the run-up to the big day has been an Ar­gyll and Bute pri­mary schools com­pe­ti­tion to de­sign a birth­day card for her majesty.

The com­pe­ti­tion has been in two cat­e­gories – P1-P3 and P4-P7 - for which we can to­day re­veal the win­ners.

The tri­umphant young­sters and schools who got busy show­ing their creative tal­ents for the com­pe­ti­tion are Eoin Quinn, a pri­mary two pupil at Castle­hill in Camp­bel­town, and Char­lotte John­son, who is in pri­mary seven at Rhu Pri­mary. The win­ning cards will be sent to the Queen.

The street party in Sta­tion Square is only one of the big events next week­end, as it is be­ing held in con­junc­tion with Oban and Lorn Lions Club’s Char­i­ties Day.

That be­gins on Satur­day, June 11, with the judg­ing of the char­ity stalls at 12.30pm be­fore the big pa­rade sets off from the Cor­ran Halls at 1pm.

The win­ners of the best stalls and best in pa­rade ti­tles will be pre­sented with their prizes at 2.15pm, af­ter which there will be the cut­ting of a whop­ping birth­day cake cour­tesy of The Oban Times.

En­ter­tain­ment will be pro­vided dur­ing the af­ter­noon by the HMS Nep­tune Bab­cock Band, the Se­quence Choir, Oban FM, Oban Pipe Band, Boo­gies Choir and Laura Munro School of Dance. Fish­er­men’s lunches and teas will be pro­vided by MacGil­l­vary’s Tar­tan Shack, Oban’s branch of Costa will be lay­ing on coffee with cakes and bis­cuits, and short­bread will be laid on by McCaig’s Ware­house.

Res­i­dents and vis­i­tors should be aware that no ve­hi­cles will be al­lowed into Sta­tion Square and there is likely to be other traf­fic dis­rup­tion as a re­sult of the fes­tiv­i­ties.

The win­ning cards came from Eoin Quinn, left, and Char­lotte John­son.

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