The Brechin Pageant is set to make its return this year on Saturday, June 7, thanks to the work of BRAVO Brechin and local businesses, community members and groups.
The committee responsible for organising the event have been busy, with plans for the ‘Commonwealth Games’ themed day well underway.
The aim of the Pageant is to once again provide the local community with an enjoyable day out as well as raising funds for local organisations and charities.
BRAVO Brechin spokesman, Mark Taylor, explained: “This is another exciting event for our local area, and once again we call on the members of the public to support it in the same loyal manner as they have done in the past.
“We have been giving a large amount of consideration to the future of the event and the part it plays in the Brechin social calendar. BRAVO Brechin always aim to improve their events year on year, and Pageant in the City will be back bigger and better!”
Various stalls will surround the main arena including displays, games, face painting, food and ice-cream. Local organisations are encouraged to request details about having a stall as this a great way to raise funds, increase awareness as well as meeting the public.
Traditionally, a major part of the pageant has always been the procession. The organisers are very keen to bring back this important part of the day’s activities. This year’s walking procession is expected to leave from Glebe Park and headed by the Brechin Pipe Band. It is hoped it will then follow a route along Trinity Road, Clerk Street, High Street, Union Street, Southesk Street, Park Road and Park Place.
The procession and ‘Pageant in the City’ itself can only be a success with the support of the local community. BRAVO are always looking for volunteers or local groups who can help in any way. In order to organise the pageant, BRAVO Brechin rely heavily on a handful of stalwarts, local clubs, community groups and residents who, pull out all the stops to ensure it goes ahead. Their help is always much appreciated.
If anyone can offer some much needed assistance with this year’s pageant they should contact Mark Taylor by email at email@example.com or call Derek Harper on 07561 100516, or visit www.facebook.com/Brechinpageant.
Mark continued: “Without support and help the Pageant will fall away and become another victim of our “too busy to help out” society and yet another community initiative will disappear as happened last year. The Pageant is an important source of fund raising for a number of local clubs, charities and organisations who, in turn, use this income to provide valuable services for the local community.
“If the Pageant was no longer available as a fund-raising event then the knock-on effect could be catastrophic for those groups. If you believe you can support this important event, please discuss it within your group, arrange a point of contact for us, advise us and more importantly get involved.”