Tuesday, 13 May 2008

A Grand Day In The Community

Saturday’s ENKCA Plant Sale and Coffee Morning, held in Eassie Primary School saw a sea of greenery and a mound of pancakes and SWRI home baking disappear to friends within the community and beyond. Final figures are not available until some outgoings are reconciled, but the event was clearly a great financial success, in line with past years, taking in over £1,000.

Many children and adults entered the competition to grow the tallest sunflower by choosing and sowing their own seed but there will another opportunity to enter at Eassie School BBQ on May 20th - for anyone who missed the chance.

Few who entered the Tombola went away empty handed judging by the number of people carrying numbered and labelled goods about their person. Some will sleep more soundly, now having purchased generously donated, new branded bed linen.

We had a welcome turn-out of local and national government politicians, all supportive of the community and taking an active interest in the campaign to secure the future of Eassie School. Disappointingly, many local councillors who voted to discuss the closure of the school did not take the opportunity to see the school functioning in its role as “the heart of the community” or to appreciate the support from beyond the area, which contributed to the tremendous financial success.

Thanks go to all who helped in any way, donating goods, prizes, baking and plants, setting up and serving on stalls, tidying up afterwards and restoring the school to its primary function and of course to everyone who spent money to swell the coffers.