Avast me hearties – join the pirate fun at Port Appin
A PIRATE-THEMED children’s fancy dress competition and fun day are being held at Port Appin this Saturday to raise funds for Oban RNLI lifeboat.
The lifeboat committee is on the lookout for well- dressed young pirates to bring families and friends along to Port Appin Village Hall on Saturday May 20.
Judging will be at noon, with prizes of book tokens and pirate torches for the three best entries.
A spokesman for the fundraising committee said: ‘ We have taken an executive decision to leave the challenging task of judging who is the best dressed pirate to well-known Appin man Iain McNicol.
‘All children must be accompanied by an adult and we are hoping that families from Oban and district will come and have a great day out in Port Appin, to help us raise funds to save lives at sea.’
Children are invited to bring a decorated plate for another competition, with prizes kindly donated by Tesco, which will be judged at 1pm.
The event will be open from 11am-3pm and bedding plants grown by fundraising commit- tee member Les Hazelgrave, who is head gardener at the Airds Hotel in Port Appin, will be on sale.
There will also be a model lifeboat display by Oban man George Berry, who is bringing along a display of RNLI memorabilia.
A treasure map and lucky duck draw games and teas, coffees and cakes will also be on the menu.
Prize draw tickets, with a first prize of £1,000, will be on sale too, to raise cash for Oban lifeboat, one of the busiest all-weather vessels in the RNLI fleet.
Fundraising committee member Les Hazelgrave on the lookout for pirates at the pirate ship created by Papa Jim and the children at the Rainbow Childcare Centre in Oban.