Holiday At Home

MORE than 30 senior citizens from Drymen and the surrounding area enjoyed activities and fun this week thanks to a three-day event organised by a core team of six volunteers from Drymen Church.

The first Holiday at Home programme ran from Monday 6 to Wednesday 8 July and those attending enjoyed morning coffee, lunch, afternoon tea and a variety of activities including flower arranging, cup cake making, singing and entertainment with Trossachs Community Choir.

Volunteer Shona Thomas with pone of the arrangements from the floral activities

Volunteer Shona Thomas. Pic: Edith McKirdy.

“This is the first Holiday at Home we’ve organised,” says session clerk Edith McKirdy. “And it’s been a great success. A lot of the winter activities our local senior citizens enjoy don’t run over the summer and they really miss them.”

And judging by the success of the event, it looks like the Holiday at Home activities have helped fill the gap in the calendar. The organisers are already talking about a similar event next year.

A similar event for primary school children is scheduled for August – see our Holiday Club story here.

Drymen church minister Alex McPherson (back, right) with some of the Holiday at Home team – from left: Kate Robb,Edith McKirdy, Ann Munro, Anthony Forester and June Bain

Drymen church minister Alex Macpherson (back, right) with some of the Holiday at Home team – from left: Kate Robb, Edith McKirdy, Ann Munro, Anthony Forester and June Bain. Pic © G63

 

 

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