Inverkeilor Extravaganza raises over £14,000

The indoor cafe was popular due the the rain.
The indoor cafe was popular due the the rain.

TO SIMPLY say that the Inverkeilor Village Fete and Jubilee Extravaganza at the weekend was a success would be something of an understatement!

Despite the inclement weather, hundreds of people turned out, including just about everyone from the village itself, and organiser Alison Cameron was delighted to report that about £14,500 had been raised.

Winners of the dog show were pictured after the event.

Winners of the dog show were pictured after the event.

The money will be used to provide new play equipment in the playpark behind Inverkeilor Primary School.

On Saturday, one of the popular events was a tractor rally, in which tractors buzzed around Angus before eventually making their way back to the village. Other attractions included a tug o’ war, demonstrations by Tayside Fire and Rescue and Tayside Police, a dog show and a craft fair. Patrons were invited to have tea or coffee with ‘The Queen’ and there were all sorts of stalls available to browse round.

Sunday’s programme opened with a church service which was followed by a car boot sale. As the weather brightened up in the afternoon a ceilidh in the marquee proved hugely popular, with musicians and singers turning up to entertain.

Alison said: “Our next move will be to seek grant assistance and also speak to Angus Council about what can go in the playpark.”

She extended thanks to all who had contributed towards making the weekend such a success, with special mention of the local lads and lasses who raised the marquee, installed fencing and put up bunting. She also thanked all the sponsors and those who made individual donations.

Alison concluded: “There were too many people to acknowledge individually, but thanks to everyone for a great community effort.”