Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Our first Winter Festival

A picturesquely seasonal snowfall has since settled over ENKCA’s first Winter Festival, held at Newtyle on Saturday 22nd November, leaving a firm resolve to repeat the event next year when our new Hub is due to be built at Balkeerie.

Thanks are due to everyone who made a pleasure and a success of the day.

More than a mere 'sale of work' the festival showcased local musicians who performed sets throughout the day, and five local authors gave of their time to explain their approach on Radio Kirkinch and to sign books. The authors taking part were : Jim brown, Rod Fleming, Brian Page, Eileen Ramsay, James Robertson and Andrew Murray Scott.

From the caterers to the sweepers up, from the performers to the purchasers, from the meeters and greeters to the contributors of produce, goods and services, from the stall holders to Angus Council’s Newtyle Library which added an extra dimension, from the authors to the gardeners who stripped their properties of green vegetation, red berries and festive cones to lend a rustic, seasonal air to the day, from the strong men who moved furniture to the bean counters who are still weighing up the financial success of the event – Thank You all!

Mrs C Christie of Newtyle won the ‘lucky ticket’ hamper in the front hall.

Winners of our monthly 50 /50 lottery draw were Debra and David Ritchie who scooped £78. Runners up, Denise Melish and Michelle Wilkinson, took home £9.75 each. – Congratulations and enjoy!

Better than words, here is gallery tour of the Winter Festival.
(and even more pictures when you have finished here - on the Kirkinch Chronicles website)

Come in, come in it's nice to see you!

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