Saturday 14th May 2016
Saturday 14th May 2016
This year’s theme:
Star Wars “May the
Force 14th be with you”
Its Carnival Time. STAR WARS IS COMING TO HOUSTON.
The days are getting longer, the weather is not improving - it must be Spring and Kirk Carnival preparation time! Attention is now fully on recruiting helpers and seeking donations to cover all aspects of the event. As everyone knows, the Carnival has become a real highlight in the village over many years but can only be successful if the community supports it. If you haven’t been approached to help by one of our Convenors (arm twisters!) then give one of us a call. There are plenty of jobs to suit your talents. Our Plant stall is always a good attraction at the Carnival and the team is looking for donations of plants and cuttings. So when you are tidying up the garden after winter, remember the plant stall. Norma McBeath (613763) or Peter McKerrell (872448) are waiting for your call. The White Elephant stall team is looking for donations, which can be uplifted if necessary, (no large items of furniture or electrical goods please). Please contact Mary Reid (613770) or Kathryn McCartney (613741) who will be happy to help. Your once a year chance to get freshly baked pancakes and scones (sometimes still hot) will, as usual, be available although this year you cannot watch the ladies at work. However, the team involved have agreed to work their little socks off on the morning of the Carnival and, fortunately, you will still get to buy their wonderful baking at the “Freshly Baked‟ stall in the Carrick Centre. In addition to all that lovely baking to take home, the Carnival tea room is a very special place where you can catch up with old friends, or make new ones, while enjoying the highest standard of home baking Houston Kirk has to offer. And remember your tea and coffee with home baking. Of course there are loads of other stalls needing filled:- Books, DVD‟S, Soft Toys (lots of good condition cuddly toys needed), Tombola prizes, Bottle Stall, Toiletries, Jewellery, Scottish Stall items (contributions of all Scottish foodstuffs wanted - preserves, tablet, rhubarb etc.), Home Baking (Houston is famous for its baking! If you can help once again we would be most grateful.), etc., etc. If you can help with any of the above then please phone any of the Committee below. Join the fun at the Kirk Carnival and if you have never been to one then come along, you may just be surprised. All proceeds from the 2016 Kirk Carnival will go towards the new Church extension. Carnival Queen and Attendants This year the Carnival Queen will be Megan Finn and her attendants will be Emily Fallon and Rachel Hill. Stall Conveners Food Stalls: Ina Jefferson (612962) & Lorna Kinloch (614159) Non Food Stalls: Heather Hughes (612962) Tearoom: Moira Dunlop (331309) & Jean Mills Sideshows: Charles Green (690107) & Jack McNeill (690488) Co-ordinators: Jim McLaughlin (690070) or
& Kate Jackson (613676) or
Food Kate Jackson (613676),Ina Jefferson (612962),and Lorna Kinloch (614159).
Tearoom Moira Dunlop (331309) Jean Mills (614326)
Sideshows Charles Green (690107)
Non Food Heather Hughes (07980853052)
Co-ordinators Jim McLaughlin (690070) Kate Jackson (613676)
CARNIVAL QUEEN AND ATTENDANTS
This year the Carnival Queen will be Megan Finn and her attendants will be Emily Fallon and Rachel Hill.
HELP REQUIRED FOR CARNIVAL FACE PAINTING STALL: We are desperately looking for people to help at the face painting stall. At the moment we only have 2 volunteers and, ideally, we need at least 8, so that helpers only need to be on duty for approximately 1 hour. No great painting skills are required and we shall have a "training session” beforehand to familiarise helpers with the paints and have a practise on "volunteer" children. It is good fun and generates a lot of business. We have a set number of easy designs to copy, so please come along and give us a hand. You 'll enjoy it! Further information from Jackie Taylor 01505 690751, Ina Jefferson 01505 612962 or Jim McLaughlin 01505 690070.
If you have not previously advertised in our Carnival Programme perhaps now is the time!
All proceeds from the Carnival will go to the new Kirk Extension