Easter fun at An Drochaid

The Oban Times - - News -

CLAG­GAN res­i­dents got to­gether at the week­end for a fun-filled Easter event.

Clag­gan Res­i­dents Association or­gan­ised a chil­dren’s Easter fun night at An Drochaid last Fri­day to raise money for the group which aims to pro­mote the in­ter­ests of res­i­dents on mat­ters in­clud­ing hous­ing and the en­vi­ron­ment.

Com­mit­tee mem­ber Ar­mando Barce­nas told the Lochaber

Times: ‘It was ab­so­lutely fan­tas­tic and I think the young­sters re­ally en­joyed them­selves. By hold­ing the Easter party for the chil­dren, we were able to introduce our­selves to the com­mu­nity to make sure peo­ple know what the association is and that it is there for them. We wanted to tell them to come along and find out what we can do for them. It was a good op­por­tu­nity to talk to them. There were peo­ple who said they were keen to have a youth club. That is a project we could do if we were able to get the con­fi­dence of the par­ents in the com­mu­nity. Ev­ery­thing is about vol­un­teer­ing and we need to get ev­ery­one in­volved to see how we can make Clag­gan an even bet­ter place to live.’

The group raised more than £70 from the raf­fle and thank ev­ery­one who do­nated. The com­mit­tee, made up of 12 Clag­gan res­i­dents, meet on the first Mon­day of the month at An Drochaid. ‘Once we have more money and can ap­ply for fund­ing we might look at de­vel­op­ing the play area,’ said Ar­mando.

With a few pri­vate land­lords on the com­mit­tee, Ar­mando said the group hopes to help with hous­ing prob­lems.

Ar­mando said: ‘Our main project just now is clean­ing up Clag­gan.

‘ We are try­ing to en­tice peo­ple to take their wheelie bins back be­hind their flats rather than leav­ing them on the pave­ment, which makes it dif­fi­cult for peo­ple to walk past. It makes it ti­dier look­ing too.’

Above, left to right, Caro­line Mac­Don­ald, Ar­mando Barce­nas and Leona Jones of Clag­gan Res­i­dents Association.

Easter egg fun at the Clag­gan event. Pho­to­graph Iain Ferguson, The Write Image.

Left: Three-year- old Eiona McIntosh con­cen­trates on paint­ing her egg at the Easter fun nIght.

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