Jubilee fete in Kirrie

FINGERS are crossed for more dry, warm weather in Kirriemuir this coming Saturday – when Glebe House will be the venue for a jubilee garden fete.

The event is being held by Kirriemuir Day Care Centre to raise money for the ongoing new bus appeal fund.

Some £23,000 is already in the kitty, which means the organisers are homing in on the half-way target of upwards of £55,000 to secure a new bus to transport day care members.

Members of the day care committee recognise that times are tough for everyone at the moment and that it could be into next year before all the funding comes together and a new state-of-the-art bus can be purchased.

But events such as Saturday’s jubilee garden fete, to be held in the spacious gardens to the west of Glebe House, can help move things on.

The fete will run from 12 noon until 4 pm and a warm welcome is extended to all those who wish to attend.

The admission ticket will cover the cost of a welcome cuppa or a juice with cakes, while there will also be a barbecue stall selling burgers and rolls.

Stalls will be in operation at Glebe House and in the gardens, offering home-baking, jam and various pieces of craft work.

There will also be a raffle and a tombola, while, there will be a children’s corner, where Mrs Wendy Smeaton will offer face-painting and other activities.

“Various community organisations have offered their help to make the fete a success,” explains Ruth Bamford, secretary of Kirriemuir Day Care.

“The local Scout Group has given us the loan of a small marquee.

“We do hope the weather will be fine enough for us to enjoy our lovely garden but, even if it rains, there is sufficient space indoors for most of what is planned.”