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Menstrie Community Council

Message from the Community Council Chairman, September 2009

With this newsletter I should start by looking forward to the visit from Nova Scotia delegates in September, but first I am going to look back a wee while to our second Fete week and Gala.

I can only say 'What Next?'. We had a superb week of varied events held through the village and enjoyed by all who attended, crowned by one of the best Gala days I can remember. Okay, the weather helped, but taking that out of the equation I still feel it was a cracker.

To date I have not heard one word of complaint about any event of the Gala and I hope everyone who attended had as good a day as I had. The children make the Gala worthwhile and our King and Queen seemed to relish their roles. We also had a huge amount of compliments on the banners produced from artwork done by members of the Primary School. These will be used for many years to come.

On a more serious note, it is hard work and I would like to take this letter as an opportunity to thank everyone who assisted in any way to make the day the success it was. There is a huge amount of work done behind the scenes to make it all happen. Of course, I will also make the plea that if anyone would like to get involved they would be made more than welcome.

Back to Nova Scotia. On Friday 11th September we will welcome a delegation from Nova Scotia to Menstrie. As you know the links between us are strengthening all the time.

It is intended to plant a maple tree in the gardens at Mid-town (which will be joined by others in time) at around 9.15am and then to proceed to Menstrie Castle where a very important and historical ceremony will take place.

It is intended to plant a maple tree in the gardens at Mid-town (which will be joined by others in time) at around 9.15am and then to proceed to Menstrie Castle where a very important and historical ceremony will take place.

I would ask everyone who is able to attend these celebrations of the partnerships between our two cultures. It will be an opportunity to meet with members of the delegation and see a real live Mountie (albeit without a horse) and support the work that is ongoing to enrich all our lives with this historical connection.

Les Sharp, Chairman
Menstrie Community Council

September 2009

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