Enjoying a busy festive season

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The 2nd Larbert BB boys (Old Church) saw out 2014 with a flurry of activity.

Younger members had their Christmas parties assisted by three seniors who endlessly blew up balloons and assisted with confectionery decorations which never made it home.

Older boys had their annual Pro Bowl trip on December 5 to limber up for clearing leaves in the church grounds next day. Despite the rain, 16 boys achieved a huge haul of compost and much tidier grounds.

A film evening accompanied by mince pie eating did not quite finish activities as a number were later out helping the Round Table with the Santa sleigh collection.

A fitting end to a busy year with competitions, bag packing, Anchor Boy fun day and a visit to the Big Bad Wolf’s production of ‘Peter Ran’ set to greet everyone on their return.

Skipper Dave Wilson from 1st Grangemouth (Abbotsgrange Church) is keeping me up to speed about activities there, and also indicates a successful year end.

A Christmas party it seems is ‘old hat’. Boys opted instead for a couple of games at Falkirk Megazone followed by hot dogs and drinks. Juniors, more traditionally, enjoyed refreshments and games at their party.

His two table tennis teams are successfully through to the third round of the BB national competition. One beat 7th Edinburgh 9:0 and the other saw off 3rd Inverness by the same margin.

Twenty-five members of the local Stedfast Association celebrated Christmas with a meal at the Greenpark Community Centre in Polmont on December 13 where, as well as enjoying reminiscences, they were led in seasonal singing by their president, Fraser Binnie, at the keyboard and his wife, Helen, reciting some ‘different’ and amusing Christmas-themed tales.

On behalf of Falkirk & District Battalion of the Boys’ Brigade I wish all associated with this column a happy Christmas.