THERE was a record turnout at the Angus College campus on Sunday for the college’s annual Family Fun Fayre. The Keptie road grounds were buzzing with stalls, live music, interactive demonstrations and the biggest ever range of fun activities.
The popular family day out has becoming a must on the local calendar of events, with the Angus community come out in force to make the day a big success.
The range of attractions was as diverse as ever with something for everyone including a range of stalls selling everything from home baking and handmade jewellery to a variety of arts and crafts.
There was lots to do for the children with bouncy castles, the teacups and face painting. Youngsters were also able to try their hands at being a ‘brickie’ in the facility’s trowel trades workshop or see how far they can go on the giant climbing wall. They were also welcomed to have a go on the pottery wheel or climb up on one of the college tractors that were on display.
The crowds gathered throughout the day for Jenna Swankie’s Zumbathon as youngsters and grownups joined in with the latest dance fitness craze to raise funds for Jenna’s trip to volunteer in Africa. Skaters and BMXers were also performing throughout the day as they wowed the crowds with their displays.
It was a great day for animal lovers who were welcomed into the college’s animal care unit to see the many residents, from farmyard favourites to more exotic specimens. Angus Dog Activity Club was in attendance again impressing the crowds with dog agility demonstrations, terrier racing and a novelty dog show.
When hunger called the college hospitality team was on hand with cream teas prepared by students. Also on offer was a barbecue provided by canteen staff and a hot hog roast.
Learner engagement officer Katie Anderson said: “The Family Fun Fayre is a real community event which we estimate has attracted over 1,000 visitors this year.
“The event was a major success with a great selection of stalls and activities on offer. All the money raised from college stands will go back into the college with a large proportion of the money going to the Angus College Charitable Trust to help students in need of financial assistance.”