Denny & Dunipace news from Thursday, December 4

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Card Delivery

Once again the 1st Denny & Dunipace Boys’ Brigade is organising a Christmas card delivery in Denny, Dunipace and Fankerton from Sunday, December 7 until Saturday, December 13. Stamps, priced 30p, can be bought at the Card Rack in Denny or at Westpark Halls from 10 a.m.-noon.

Christmas Fayre

Denny Primary School will be hold its annual Christmas fayre tonight (Thursday) from 6-7.30 p.m. There will be a cafe, Santa’s Grotto, a tombola, cake and candy and lots more. Entry for adults is 50p and 30p for children over the age of three. Come along and pick up a bargain.

Carol Concert

Carron Division Guiding will host its annual carol concert in Westpark Church, Denny, on Monday, December 8 at 6.30 p.m. Please come along and enjoy Christmas cheer with the Rainbows, Brownies and Guides of Denny, Dunipace and Bonnybridge. There will be a collection for the Tiny Tabitha charity. Tea, coffee and mince pies will be served in the halls after the concert. All girls are also being asked to bring a donation for the Foodbank.

Denny Old

The Guild Christmas shoppers’ lunch takes place on Saturday from 11.30 a.m.-1.30 p.m. Tickets priced £2.50 for adults and £1 for children are available from Guild members or come along and pay at the door. As well as a tasty lunch there will be a cake and candy stall, a Christmas stall and Lucky Dips. The worship on Sunday is at 11 a.m. and will be led by Sandra Mathers. The Sunday Club meets at the same time and there will be crèche facilities. The Lunch Box is open on Monday from 11 a.m.-1.30 p.m. for soup, sandwiches, tea/coffee and home baking. All welcome. The Girls’ Brigade meets on Monday at 6.30 p.m. in the hall, and is open to all girls of school age. The Girls’ Brigade is organising a trip to the Forefront Youth Theatre panto in January to see ‘Sleeping Beauty’ and there are still some seats left. Anyone wishing to go can obtain a form in the church which should be completed and given to Beth Young with the money as soon as possible. The recent Shoe Box appeal was very successful, and the officers and girls would like to thank all who contributed to this. The Guild meets on Tuesday at 7.30 p.m., when they will be having their business meeting. The Senior Citizens’ dinner will be held on Saturday, December 13 and all forms should now be with Janet Rhodes. If you are eligible and have not received a form these are available in Church, or please let your Elder or Janet know. Elders are reminded to pick up their district lists from the front of the church and let Jim Thomson know of any changes. All intimations for Sunday service to be with Janet Rhodes by Thursday night at the latest.

Dunipace Church

The Sunday service of communion takes place in the church at 11 a.m. and in the Tygetshaugh Court at 3 p.m., both led by the Rev. Dr Jean Gallacher. The Childrens’ Church is at the usual time. Nativity rehearsals continue tomorrow (Friday) at 6.30 p.m. The story club also meets on Friday from 6.30-7.30 p.m There are still church magazines to be uplifted. The invitation replies for the Christmas lunch on December 13 should be returned by December 7. Church calendars are on sale at £2.

Westpark Church

The service on Sunday will be led by Rev. Phyllis Wilson when we will celebrate the sacrament of Holy Communion. This will also be the Christmas gift service when members can bring along a Christmas gift to be donated to the less fortunate families in the community. An invitation is also extended to everyone to attend the Big Sing for Christian Aid which also takes place on December 7 at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served after the service. Kidzone take part at the start of the service then move to the halls to enjoy their own activities. Creche facilities are also available. The Wednesday Welcome is open from 10 a.m. for fellowship over tea or coffee followed by a short service from 11.15-11.45 a.m. Please note that the Open Door is open from 10.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for tea, coffee and lunch. There is a choice of two soups, main course, sandwiches, sweet or fruit loaf at reasonable prices. All welcome.

Baptist Church

The Friday Toddlers Group is having their Christmas Party tomorrow (Friday) at 9.30 a.m. The services on Sunday at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. will be led by the Rev. Norman Graham. Visitors are always welcome. Communion will be held during the morning service. Children and young people meet at 11.20 am and a crèche is available during all services. A carol service will be held in Tygetshaugh Complex at 7 p.m. on Tuesday followed by refreshments. The Thursday Toddlers Group have its Christmas party on December 11.

Citizens Advice

The bureau is located above Clydesdale Bank at 24 Duke Street, Denny and is open today (Thursday), Friday, Monday and Wednesday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Outreach clinics are held at the Community Education Wing at Bankier Primary School today (Thursday) from 10 a.m.-noon, at Bridge Crescent Community Flat on Tuesday from 9.30 a.m.-noon and Denny Parish Church Hall on Wednesday from 9.30 a.m.-11.30 a.m. Telephone service (Citizens Advice Direct) available Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on (01324) 823118.

Burns Club

Denny Cross Burns club held its St Andrew’s night celebration in the Masonic Hall last Friday. President Stuart Assur welcomed members friends and invited guests. After an excellent meal he then introduced the guest speaker Lorna Duncan who gave an inspiring address on the early life of St Andrew, finishing with the rousing toast. Songs were given by J. Ferguson. M. McMenemy, G .Blair, T. Scobie, J. Reid, L. Assur, P. Shanks, and the Burns club quartet. Recitations were in the hands of A. Blair, J. Burgess and R. Shanks. Joe Toner suitably replied on behalf of Lodge St Andrew 176. The next meeting will be the Christmas party on Friday, December 19. Advance notice is given of the Annual Celebration on Friday, January 23 when the immortal memory will be delivered by Danny Mckirgan of the Myrtle Inn in Callander

Credit Union

Savings are safe with Falkirk District Credit Union and low cost loans are available once regular savings established. Anyone who lives or works in the area within the boundary of Falkirk Council can join, junior savers welcome. For details on how to join please phone the main office in Grangemouth on (01324) 473695, visit our website or pop into your local branch at Denny Community Flat, Bridge Crescent, Denny which is open every Tuesday from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and every Thursday 6-7 p.m. There is also a collection at Denny Old Parish Church in Duke Street every Wednesday from 10-11.30 a.m. If you are interested in volunteering at all please call or ask at collection. The annual general meeting is on Thursday, January 29 at 6.45 p.m. within Youth & Community Wing, Abbots Road, Grangemouth.

WASP Classes

All new classes commence in January 2015, visit the website or pick up a copy of the programme that is distributed throughout the local area. Registration is taking place for all new classes now and booking is highly recommended website via or by calling (01324) 822895 for further information and to register your place now. Awards for All has sponsored several classes and a crèche may be available.

Masonic News

An emergency meeting of Lodge St Andrew Denny & Loanhead No. 176 will be held tonight (Thursday) at 7.30 p.m. Lodge Camelon No. 1456 will be visiting to confer the Mark Degree on two candidates. Next Thursday will be the AGM and election of office bearers for the New Year. Christmas prize draw tickets and money should be returned as early as possible and certainly prior to the draw on December 20. Tickets for the Hogmanay celebration can be reserved at a cost of £8 per ticket at tonight’s meeting or at the bar on Friday, Saturday or Monday evenings.

Buggy Group

The Denny and DuniPACERS buggy group leaves the Home-Start offices every Friday at the new time of 10.30 a.m. All welcome. For more information contact the Home-start office on 01324-829444 or email

Santa’s Sleigh

Santa and his sleigh are on the way to Denny and Bonnybridge and will be assisted by the Rotary Club of Vale of Carron from 6-8 p.m.: December 4, Barnego Road, Linden Avenue, Connolly Drive, John Davidson Drive, Maple Pl areas; December 8, Greenhill Road, Woodburn Crescent, Milnquarter Road, Atrium Way areas; December 9, Haughs Way, Gill Park, Kilbirnie Terrace, Carronbank areas; December 10, Milton Road, Jubilee Road, Allan Crescent areas; December 11, Reedlands Drive, Braes View areas. These dates and times are subject to alteration due to weather conditions, road conditions or any other reason outwith the control of the Rotary Club of Vale of Carron. We are all volunteers but will try to cover as big an area as possible. Collection proceeds will go to Strathcarron Hospice, Falkirk Foodbank and Driving Force, Denny.

Line Dancing

Next class takes place tomorrow in the Westpark Centre from 1-2 p.m. Beginners and improvers welcome.