Raising bonnets to Easter event success

Brechin’s Town House museum was awash with colour last week, with children throughout the area taking part in the Easter Bonnets and Bunnits competition in this year’s Easter Eggstravaganza.

Almost 300 entries were received for the completion, giving judge and Angus Provost Ruth Leslie Melville a tough time in choosing winners for each category.

The following winners were decided:

Under fives – 1, Lily, age three from New Friends Nursery; 2, Scott Robb age four years eight months from Andover; five to seven years – 1, Jazzy Cooper, P2 Tarfside; 2, Harry, P2 Maisondieu. Eight to 11 years – 1, Ellie, P5 Stracathro; 2, P4/5 composite class, Maisondieu, Bananas in pyjamas.

The egg decorating competition pulled in 35 entries with the following winners being chosen by the Provost:- Under fives – Aiden Southam, Smiley Tots; five to seven years – Patrick Rose; eight to 11 years – Charley Hancox.

Saturday saw almost 30 local shops taking part in a special promotion day for Brechin’s Easter Eggstravaganza.

Brechin Town House pulled in the crowds with their display of old photos from the Brechin area as well as an egg hunt within the museum.

A place to go and relax was Brechin Cathedral which was in candle light with floral art displays, a Meditation Labyrinth and reflective music.

On Sunday the Stables held a talent competition for the under 18s.

Throughout the week people took part in the Egg Trail held throughout the city centre. Thirty-nine entries were submitted with eleven of those getting all the answers correct.

First all correct entry out of the hat, winning a selection of Easter eggs, was that of Fraser Greig.

Finding the event a success was Bill Sturrock: “Overall I think it went quite well. There was a few things we did wrong but there was a lot of things that we did right.

“We have just got to learn on that and improve on it next year.

“This is the first time we have done this and we were not going to get it right on the first go.

“It is now about getting a focus and developing it from here.

“Every entry for the trail had entry completed. So they had to go down to Notions of Brechin and Sanpado to look at the posters and find out what number it was.

“People that were going around were certainly filling out the forms.

“What was interesting was that people were getting the jewellers and the hairdressers that people were getting mixed up.”

“We are now trying to sort out the summer event. After that it will be Hallowe’en and then it will be Christmas.”

There is no rest for the Retailers who will meet later this month to start organising the summer event.