Preparations for this year’s sports day are now almost complete and tickets for the evening ceilidh are now on sale priced at £10 per adult and £2 per child. This price includes a burger roll or sausage on a roll and entry to the ceilidh. It also helps us to cover the cost of the ceilidh band.
The day will kick off at 1pm with the Auchterhouse Pipe Band opening the event, followed by the Water Balloon launcher competition on the playing fields. Other events will run throughout the day, including the races, hexathlon, archery and judging of the competition entries for the home brew, vegetable sculpture and cupcake competitions. We’ve had an amazing Olympics this year and hopefully the Olympic themed entries will be up to the same standard! The Hill Race will take place, as always at 3pm (£3 entry fee) and the presentation of prizes at around 4.30pm.
Teas and coffees will be available throughout the afternoon. Donations of sandwiches and baking for the tea and coffee stall and raffle prizes would be greatly appreciated on the morning of the event.
Entries for the homebrew, cupcake and vegetable sculpture competitions should be brought along on the day. Rules for the competition can be found on our facebook page.
The day’s festivities will then spill over into the evening ceilidh, the band starting at 8pm, with doors open from 7.30pm. The price of your ticket (£10 per adult & £2 per school age child) includes a burger from the BBQ which will be open until 9pm. A “Bring Your Own” policy exists whereby you can bring your own drinks and snacks along with you. This year’s band are called “Alba Ceilidh Band”. They’re a local band and they will be calling the dances this year so if you’re not sure, they’ll keep you right! Children are welcome to come along, with most of them choosing to play in the park. Please be aware however, that children attending the event should have an adult who is responsible for them. There will also be a raffle, with tickets available on the day. We have some good raffle prizes so far with donations from local businesses. All donations of raffle prizes will be gratefully received.
If you would like to volunteer to help out with any of the stalls on the day or would like to help in other ways by donating raffle prizes or cake/ sandwiches please contact any of the people listed below.
We’re sure you’ll agree that this is a great community event, with a fun atmosphere, where friendships are made. We look forward to seeing everyone there!
Contacts for Ceilidh tickets:
Dan Gilmour - Tel: 320303
Jenny Baird - Tel: 320286
Kellie Smith - Tel: 320285
Helen Smith - Tel: 320312
Link to Hill Race Entry Form
Starting April 2015, Click here to download the new full Mobile Library Timetable from the Angus Mobile Library Site. Look for Auchterhouse Memorial (Van 1) and Auchterhouse School (Van 2) stops on Thursday in the final section of page 2
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TAYplan Proposed Strategic Development Plan
An 8 week period for consultation on this plan started on 11th May (closes on 3rd July).All documents are available at public libraries as well as through the TAYplan website www.tayplan-sdpa.gov.uk
Dundee City Libraries
Auchterhouse Residents are now eligible to join Dundee City Libraries, whereas previously only Angus residents who worked in the city were able to do so.
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