Thanks given for Easter event help

Thanks have been extended to all those who supported the Brechin Retailers’ Easter in the City 2013 event.

During the course of the day the City welcomed a selection of vintage vehicles including some from the Tayside Classical Car Club.

In the City Hall a coffee morning and table sale took place, showcasing the local craft and trades.

On the High Street a Mad Hatters Tea Party proved popular with the youngsters who entered their own specially created “Wonderland” where they enjoyed a puppet show produced by The Puppet Gang.

The day was rounded off with egg rolling down the High Street.

A spokesperson for the organisers said: “We would like to thank Rosie’s Bakehouse, The Stables, Goodfellow & Steven, Lidl, Hendry’s, Les Turriff and Sweets and Treats whose contributions helped make the Tea Party such a memorable success.

“A special thank you must be passed to the many vintage car, tractor and motorbike exhibitors for donating their time free of charge and also to the generosity of the Angus Council Event Fund, who helped finance many aspects of the event.

“The Gardner Memorial Church also deserve a mention for their valued efforts during the well attended Coffee Morning and soup in the City Hall.

“A number of other businesses and individuals also donated their time or services to help prepare for the event.

“Thanks go to AJ Allan, Andy Stewart and the Damacre Centre.

“A special thank you to all the schools who took part in the competitions and adults who entered the Easter Bonnets and Bunnets competition, also the Town House Museum for displaying the Easter Bonnets and Bunnets.

“A special mention also goes to Mackie Motors for the donation of £50 to purchase prizes, as well as all the local businesses who gave so generously for tombola prizes.”

Tickets sold out for the Mad Hatters Tea Party with more people trying, unsuccessfully, to get tickets on the day - proving just how popular the event was.

Members of the Brechin Pantomime donned their theatre clothes and took to the streets to entertain the crowds. They, along with Steve Dempsey, were also thanked for their time and entertainment.

Over the course of the day £1120 was raised which will be used for other events.

The next big event will be ‘Harley Davidson in the City 2013’.

It will take place from July 12 to 14.

The event will be even larger than last year’s and as a result will require a lot of helpers to make it a success.

Anyone who is interested in donating a bit of time to assist during the event can register their interest at the following website http://tinyurl.com/brechinhelp.

Other up and coming events include the return of the cartie racing, which will this year take place on Saturday, October 19.

Christmas in the City will take place on Saturday, November 30.