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Carrick Sports Club enters its 40th anniversary year with a spring in its step after members attending the AGM heard of exciting plans for the future, with funding available to modernise the business model. A grant of has been awarded from South Ayrshire Community Development Fund to cover the costs of architects to look at ways of remodelling the building to become more modern and more accessible to all.The club has a dedicated function suite with a capacity of 130, which is available for a range of social functions and is popular for fundraising activities. The normal charge is waived for all charitable fund-raising activities. The aim is to provide a safe and enjoyable social base with a programme of entertainment. more

The Co-operative Food supermarket in Maybole last week presented two cheques from funds raised by staff through the local charity shop and bag packing. First, store manager Alastair Travers handed over a cheque for £908 to Dawn Ferguson, community fundraiser for Epilepsy Scotland.He the presented a cheque for £700 which will be split equally among four local schools Carrick Academy, Cairn, Gardenrose and St Cuthbertís primaries.

Mayboleís OAP Association hosted its annual dinner for its members last Saturday afternoon, February 28. Pictured are members of the committee and Alex Kelly who was MC. Entertainment was provided by Hugh Paterson and Friends.

Tuesday, January 27, was Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) and was marked in Maybole with a service at 11am at the Greenside.

This was organised by the local branch of the Royal British Legion Scotland and branch chaplain Rev Brian Hendrie led the service which was also attended by pupils from all four local schools and members of the public. The service was marshalled by Alex Davidson; Carrick Academy S5 pupil Iain Fisher played the lament and George Taylor, Maybole Branch Chairman laid a wreath on behalf of the Legion. Standard bearers were Ray OíNeill and George Tevendale. more

The Annual Installation of Lodge St. John Maybole No. 11 was held on Friday 9th January when Right Worshipful Master Robert Green was installed by Bro Thomas Wason PM, Bro William Cuthbert PM, and Bro Jimmy DiÁkie PM. more

The Carrick Centre and Maybole Parish Church Fundraising Committee
Annual Burns Celebration.  The smiling faces of the entertainers reflect what was a very happy occasion in the Carrick Centre, Maybole on Friday, January 30. The well attended event was a Burns Celebration Ė Burns for Aí. Guests were piped in by Andrew Fulton who also piped in the haggis which was addressed with gusto by Jim Stevens.  After Elizabeth Riome had said Grace, a delicious buffet meal was served by Centre Staff and volunteers.  Alan Murray, with his usual wit, acted as MC and introduced the entertainment. Father and daughter, Jim Stevens and Mhairi Gibson delighted the audience with a lovely selection of songs; and two amusing poems were recited by Elizabeth McCrindle. Deirdre Cuthbertson took charge of some community singing and this was followed by a medley of piping tunes. Roy Birnie gave a comprehensive vote of thanks and the evening ended with Auld Lang Syne.

Maybole Pipe Band bring in the bells at Carrick Sports Club in Maybole, Once again it was a terrific night with a great atmosphere.Vice Versa provided the music but the pipe band was undoubtedly the star attraction. photos


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