Village events look saved

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Inverkeilor’s under-threat Hogmanay dance has been saved thanks to the last minute intervention of some new volunteers.

In recent months village events such as the forthcoming extravaganza to welcome in the New Year looked unlikely to go ahead due to a lack of members in the Inverkeilor Village Hall committee, prompting them to appeal for help.

A spokesperson for the committee said: “The recent press articles in the Herald would appear to have, in part, done the trick!

“On Thursday (November 6), over a dozen enthusiastic individuals met together in the village hall, to bring the committee back from the brink.

“This means the Hogmanay dance for 2014 will now definitely go ahead. The doors open at 7.30 p.m., time enough for everyone to get settled in for a fine evening of music from the Inchcape Ceilidh Band.”

The dance is a bring your own food and drink affair and tickets are £8 per adult, £4 for children aged five to 12, and free for under fives, although child places are very limited.

Tickets will go on sale from November 21 and will be available from one of the following: Christine Napier, Kathy Powrie, George Troup, Dawn McIntosh, Hannah Wiseman, Frances Clyne or Colin Fitchet.

Tickets are expected to sell quickly so do not delay. There will also be a raffle, for which donations will be gratefully accepted either in advance or on the night.

The spokesperson added: “It is now the intention to put together a diary of events for the year, when the committee meet again for an annual general meeting in March, at which, office-bearers will be elected.”