Grangemouth news from Thursday, June 18

La Port Precinct. Grangemouth
La Port Precinct. Grangemouth

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Abbotsgrange Church

The church is so proud this year’s Queen and members of her retinue are from its Girls Brigade company. So while you’re waiting to watch Grangemouth’s Children’s Day parade why not join members in Abbotsgrange Parish Church for a “cuppa and a chat”. Its doors, and, hopefully, its garden, will be open from 1.30 p.m. until the parade enters the park for the crowning ceremony.

Fundraising Sale

Zetland Boxing Club will be having a fundraising sale of clothes, bric-a-brac, toys, books, and furniture, in aid of the club’s junior section. Don’t miss the bargains, from Monday, June 22 until Saturday, June 27 at 71 La Porte Precinct, Grangemouth. Opening hours Monday to Friday are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Probus Club

Grangemouth Probus Club met on Tuesday, June 9 at Talbot House when President Adam McPhail welcomed members - with a special welcome to Colin Mailer from the local Rotary Club. He then introduced the speaker Geof Longstaff from the Falkirk Camera Club. Geof gave members a brief history of himself before explaining he was going to give examples of what was in the past slide and tape recorder presentations and now with digital visual and audio presentations. Whether this was background music or oral voice overs Geof gave examples of his own creations the first being shadows and silhouettes to the music Black is Black, followed by Reflections with the music of that name by the Supremes. This was followed by a travelogue of Canada and America with sound effects and voice over featuring the Niagra Falls. The final two presentations given by Geof were the Four Seasons accompanied by background music and a visit made to Fort George on the shore of the Moray Firth. The vote of thanks to Geof was given by President Adam McPhail for an enthralling presentation which must have taken many hours to create. The next meeting is on Tuesday when the speaker will be Bill Hall on the subject “Path Between the Seas”.

Rotary Club

Blitz, Glitz and Clicks were the order of the day at last week’s meeting of Grangemouth Rotary Club. That’s because new member Sandy Muir joined the club, and was introduced by Jim Bennie following the formal reading of the Objects of Rotary by past president Colin Mailer. There then followed a rapid-fire PowerPoint presentation by Olivia, Trudy and Catriona, senior pupils at Grangemouth High School, who described the Blitz ‘n’ Glitz business venture they, and their peers, set up with £70 capital to manufacture, market and sell a range of products including mirrors and phone cases. The young entrepreneurs were thanked on the call of Brian Muldoon who, minutes later, was back in action taking a formal photograph of the club on the steps of the Leapark Hotel. The club’s meeting today (Thursday) will begin at 12.30 p.m. to enable the club assembly to take place.