Yesterday’s Opening Event for our Outdoor Classroom and new community facilities went exceptionally well – we even managed to dodge all the threatened showers!
Thanks go especially to Rita Callander from Greenspace Scotland who came along to open the Octagon in her role as Community Enabler for Tesco Bags of Help, to Kevin Anderson, Manager of our local TESCO branch for coming along to show his support and to Liz Hancock from RGU, who have provided so much support for the Community Garden over the last five years..
Thanks too to all the plotters, volunteers and friends who worked so hard on the day to make the event a success and to those who could not make it, but contributed raffle prizes and donations.
It was super to have so many friends from The MacMillan Cancer Charity join us. The raffle brought in £146 and proceeds will be split equally between GFAA and MacMillan.
GFAA Outdoor Classroom/Wheelchair-Accessible Toilet Opening and Late Summer Barbecue
Saturday 9th September 2016
from 12.00 pm
Plotters and our volunteers, along with their families and friends, are invited to our Opening Event and Late Summer Barbecue at the community orchard area of the Garthdee Field Allotments Site.
The opening ceremony with drinks will take place from 12.00-12.30 with the BBQ to follow immediately.
Please bring your preferred BBQ food and drink.
Entertainment will include a French Boules Competition, a Children’s Treasure Hunt, Live Music and (back by popular demand) Vinnie’s Trailer Tours.
There will be a Raffle with proceeds going to GFAA and Macmillan Cancer Support.
Donations for the raffle will be gratefully received by
Gill Earle (Plot 64), Stuart Oram (Plot 8) or Norman Coutts (Plot 81)
Please send any queries or offers of help on the day to Gill Earle – firstname.lastname@example.org / 07951021319. Offers to loan BBQs, gazebos, chairs or picnic tables would be especially helpful.
It was great to see so many at our BBQ at the weekend – and especially so many kids. Thanks to Gill for all her hard work organising things and to Michael and Marion for the treasure hunt and Vinny for the trailer tours – always a success!! In fact, thanks to all those who came along and helped make it such a success.
Marion briefing the treasure hunt troops
If you missed out this time – here’s a date for your diaries: Our Late Summer BBQ is planned for Sunday 3 September. Why not pop it in your diary now?
Vinny’s Trailer Tours proved as popular as ever at today’s bbq. Brilliant to see so many youngsters on site.
Sunshine and Fun guaranteed from 12.30 onwards! Gill has all the details you need.
Don’t miss out – put the GFAA Early Summer BBQ date in your diary now!