Polmont news from Thursday, November 27

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Christmas Fayre

On Saturday, a Christmas fayre is being held from 1.30-3.30 p.m. in Polmont Church Hall, Main Street. Stalls will include baking, Christmas gifts and a bottle stall. Teas, coffee and cake is also available. A fire engine will be in the car park for children to see. Admission is 50p with all proceeds going to the residents’ social fund at Ivybank Care Home.

Polmont Rural

The charity concert with entertainment by the Sweet Harmony Barber’s Shop Chorus held on Monday, November 17 was again most successful and the sum of £503 was raised with the proceeds going to the Kidney Kids charity. Many thanks to all who helped on the evening.

Probus Club

“Breathes there a man with soul so dead who never to himself hath said - This is my own, my native land!”. With, posssibly, these words from Sir Walter Scott’s “Lay of the Last Minstrel” running through their minds, members of Polmont Probus Club tackled a quiz with a difference at their meeting last week. For, in the unscheduled non-appearance of the speaker, club office bearers launched a 25-question quiz on Scotland. Enlightening, entertaining and enjoyable it was - and when two teams tied for first place there weren’t enough prizes, chocolate bars, to go round. The awards ceremony will take place at the next meeting. President Bill Cartner acted as question-master.

History Meeting

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Christmas Fayre

The Central Scotland Cat Register and Rescue charity is holding its Christmas fayre in Polmont on Saturday. The fayre will be held in the Greenpark Community Centre from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., entry is free. Stalls will include all the ussual stuff from fancy goods, tombola, home baking, lucky dip, Adoptacat. Tea, coffee and refreshments will be available, as will information on the work of the group.

Buggy Group

The buggy group meets every Monday 12.30 p.m. in the car park at the back of the church hall. After the walk mums are invited back to the mother and toddler group for tea/coffee. This group is supported by your local health visitors. For more information contact your health visitor at Meadowbank or contact me Barbara McConnell on 01324-504556 or stepforth@falkirkcommunitytrust.org. We are also looking for a volunteer walk leader to assist this group, for one hour on a Monday. A active mum or granny would be ideal.