Easter fun at An Drochaid
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.