Larbert company steps out to raise cash

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The boys of 1st Falkirk (Grahamston United Church) went fundraising on November 1. The Anchor Boys walked twice round the Helix Park while the Juniors and Company Sections made the 10-mile round trip from the Kelpies to the Falkirk Wheel.

Another fundraising event, planned for November 29 by 1st Larbert (West Church), is a Supper Dance in the Plough Hotel. I’m old enough to remember the regular Dinner Dances there in the 60’s & 70’s! For all us ‘oldies’ - and others - tickets are available from Mary (01324) 552293.

On October, 27 Willie Ballantine arranged the first round of the CS Junior five-a-sides at Grangemouth. Only five teams entered and after this first round 1st Polmont (Brightons Church) heads the table with 1st Larbert, 1st Grangemouth (Abbotsgrange Church), 2nd Larbert (Old Church) and 3rd Falkirk (Peoples Church) playing catch-up in round two.

Seven teams from six local companies entered the National Masterteam quiz competition. First round was on November 1 and 1st Falkirk & 7th Falkirk (St James Church) joined three teams from Dunfermline, Kinross and Dalgety Bay. I was the question-master, along with my team of markers from Falkirk & District Stedfast Association. Unfortunately neither Falkirk company will be progressing to the next round as our hosts, 1st Dalgety Bay, won by a safe margin. Of the other local companies, 1st Polmont, 3rd Falkirk, 1st Haggs (Haggs Church) and 1st Denny & Dunipace (Westpark Church), no word yet as to their progress.

The Stedfast Association had an outing to the Bannockburn Heritage Centre on October 31....”1314 and all that”. 
After the mandatory tea & buns and a visit to the Bruce Statue, they became immersed in the 3D presentations of history and battle, avoiding the arrows, flashing swords and charging horses. All good enjoyable schoolboy adventure stuff!