Comic book guru gives kids five days of fun
The Animal Man leads the magic with his slippery snakes
Act art, brilliant baking and cracking comedy were just some of the outstanding treats served up by Mark Millar as he hosted a free kids’ club in his native Townhead.
The comic book guru whose titles have been turned into hit movies, held the five-day extravaganza at Townhead Parish Church during the schools’ October week holiday.
Beloved Reverend Ecilo Selimani was on hand to lead hundreds of excited primary school- aged youngsters in a series of fun- packed activities.
Special visitors included represent at i v e s f rom Reeltime Music and The Animal Man, who introduced the children to some slippery snakes.
Mark was delighted with the “phenomenal response” to the kids’ club, telling the Advertiser: “My wife and I are really keen to do something cool in Townhead every couple of months, so a free kids’ club for primary schoolaged children during their October break seemed like a good idea.
“I think the parents enjoyed it as much as the kids, but the youngsters had a ball.
“We had a visit from The Animal Man, a petting zoo giving Townhead kids a chance to hold the biggest bugs and the longest snakes.
“We had a brilliant sports team along who had the kids running around for a couple of days and there were bakery and musical instrument lessons, DJ classes and arts and crafts ranging from modelling to drawing your own cartoon characters, with specialist teachers drafted in every day.
“Brilliant children’s standup comedian Mister Fibbers came along to deliver fun songs and stories.
“It was fantastic and we hope to do the same next Easter and maybe launch it as a regular thing on Sundays while parents are in Townhead Parish Church for the Sunday service.”
Mark added: “A big thankyou goes to the great Reverend Ecilo Selemani for allowing us to hold this club and for his endless patience with all the crazy ideas my wife and I keep hitting him with.
“He’s an amazing boon for Townhead and we hope to continue to make both church halls real hubs for the community.
“Thanks also go to all the brilliant paid staff and unpaid volunteers who helped out, with special thanks to Frances Mullen whose organisational skills were incredible.
“Now we’re all focused on Santa Day at the Townhead parish hall fair on November 24 – and we’re talking about starting an amateur dramatics society too, so stay tuned.”
Huge success Mark (centre, right) was delighted with the response to the kids’ club
Slippery customer The Animal Man introduces a snake to one inquisitive kid
Showcase of skills Arts and craft lessons were provided