Barcaldine, Benderloch, Connel
WEDDING bells, firework displays and birthday celebrations ensured that village halls in Connel and North Connel were busy over the last week.
One group arrived from Edinburgh to celebrate their seventh birthday among the talented accordion players and singers who live on Bonawe Road.
A good night was had by everyone and revellers danced into the wee hours.
On the evening of Monday October 31, guisers were out in good numbers in all areas with innovative disguises and well-rehearsed jokes entertaining residents. This tradition has gone from strength to strength and it is heartening to see how many householders welcome the guisers with a range of treats and sweets.
A new resident on the Sheen Road is settling in well and is already a hit with walkers and children in the area.
Peggy, a lovable donkey was bought in Oban and is now company for a wide range of animals from horses to sheep and chickens. It is thought Peggy might be pregnant so the new owners might soon awaken to clatter of tiny hoofs. Watch this space for news on any developments.
Hard working members of Benderloch and North Connel Drama Club are putting the final touches to the costumes for their pantomime, Dick McWhittington.
The paint is drying on the magnificent stage setting and everything will be ready for curtain-up on Thursday December 8 at the Corran Halls, Oban – oh yes it will!
The pop-up café at Benderloch Church Hall is proving popular with visitors and locals. Teas, coffees and home baking are served every Friday between 2.30 and 4.30pm, with funds going to good causes.