Shieldhill news from Thursday, October 9

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Welfare Hall

Gillespie True Blues, live singer this Saturday, October 11, from 7.30 p.m. till late is Ali Dunn. Tickets available costing £3.

Church News

Last Sunday’s Harvest Thanksgiving Service was conducted by Amanda MacQuarrie. The children remained in church for the full service when they gave a short presentation with a Harvest theme. During the sermon, Amanda involved both adults and children in the congregation. Thanks to all those who decorated the church so tastefully and to those who donated to the harvest table. All donations will be given to Falkirk Foodbank. There will be no Sunday School on Sunday, October 12, since this is the beginning of the school holiday week. The Banner/Craft group meets on Friday at 2 p.m. All are very welcome. The Guild meets on Wednesday, October 15, the topic being “Gentle Exercise”, presented by Donna McNeil. All welcome. On Friday, November 7, a ‘Cabaret Evening will take place in the Three Kings as part of the 150th anniversary celebration. Tickets are priced £15 and include a two-course meal. For tickets or further information phone 617008 or 716472. Sunday services are recorded and a CD is available to anyone who is unable to attend church or who is housebound. The church magazine, photo gallery and other church information is available on the website:

Gospel Hall

Timeout-14, the Friday programme for boys and girls, is on holiday. The Christian gospel will be preached on Sunday at 6.30 p.m. (note time). All are invited to come and hear this important message. The first of the Villagers’ Meetings will be held on Tuesday afternoon at 2.15 p.m. when the speaker will be Mr John Little from Ayr. All are invited. The Mums and Tots continues on Wednesday morning at 9.30 a.m. with play facilities free, and tea and coffee available. Everyone is free to come and go as they please. For further information contact Anna Hunter on (01324) 333329. For all other information for transport etc, contact Roy Marshall on (01324) 713835.

School 50th

At the end of October Shieldhill Primary School will be celebrating 50 years on its present site. As part of a series of activities we are looking for former pupils to help create a ‘where are they now?’ display. If you were once a member of Shieldhill Primary, please get in touch. We would love to hear about where you are living now, family you may have, career path, personal achievements and any special memories you may have of your time in Shieldhill. We would also be grateful for any photographs or memorabilia you may be able to offer on loan. Please forward any information or for further details e-mail or call (01324) 508540.