Final touches being made for this year’s Easter in the City

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The FINAL touches are currently being put into place for this year’s Easter in the City event which take place tomorrow (Saturday, March 30).

The City Hall is getting spruced up with Easter decorations, including the display of competition entries for this year’s Easter Egg decoration contest. But don’t worry if you have not submitted your entries as you have until 11 a.m., tomorrow to hand them in at the City Hall ready for judging.

The City Hall plays host to a coffee morning between 10 a.m. and 12 noon. From 12 noon to 2 p.m., soup will be served, so even if the weather stays cold you will be kept warm.

It is also the venue for a Table Sale between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. With local businesses, crafters, bakers and jewellery makers, and more, in attendance there will be something for everyone. A Tombola Stand will also take place to help raise funds for the group.

This year’s star attraction will be a display of vintage vehicles that will be descending on Brechin from all over Angus and beyond.

It’s estimated that over 20 vehicles, from cars and tractors to motor cycles will visit the City and will be displayed in the High Street and the Church Street car park from 11 a.m., to 4 p.m.

Do you care for tea? Well why not join together with all the characters in the first ever “Brechin Mad Hatter’s Tea Party” which will take place on the High Street and, if the weather is very bad, in the Northern Hotel.

Tickets, priced at £4, include a sandwich, sausage roll, crisps, cake, fruit, juice as well as the obligatory Creme Egg. Tickets are available from Sweets & Treats in Swan Street or Les Turriff in St David Street.

Sittings for the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party will take place from 12 noon to 1 p.m., 1 to 2 p.m., and 2 to 3 p.m., - don’t be late.

Throughout the day face painting, a bouncy castle and a puppet show will also be available to entertain families.

Following the success of last years ‘Easter Bonnet’ competition, which saw the Town House Museum awash with colour, children and adults alike will again showcase their artistic abilities by submitting their bonnets to the Town House Museum in the High Street where prizes will be awarded for the best entry.

This year the judging of the bonnets will take place at 12.30 p.m., at the museum by ‘The Queen’ so why not enter your bonnet and make the judge’s job even harder this year.

And who can miss the chance to roll their Easter Egg down the High Street? Taking place at around 3 p.m., eggs will be rolled down the street to see how far it will go before breaking.