Reports on Community Activities and Events

CHRISTMAS DINNER FOR EDDERTON SENIOR CITIZENS

‘Twas a cold and stormy night with frequent snow flurries on Friday 13th January 2017 when at 6.00pm the Carnegie Hotel opened its doors to the Senior Citizens of Edderton with a very warm welcome and a free drink on arrival.

With the help of the volunteer drivers, everyone arrived safely at the hotel in Tain.

We would like to convey our thanks to all those responsible:  the organisers from Edderton Village Hall Committee, especially Lorna Sutherland and Donna Laing for all their hard work prior to the event: i.e. attending Edderton Community Council Meeting with the application for funding for the event; notification of the proposed date of the event; obtaining the names of all the senior citizens; confirmation as to whom would be able to go to the dinner, or those who preferred to receive a voucher in lieu of the meal; and for liaising with the Carnegie Hotel who were hosting the event and for obtaining such a lovely selection of raffle prizes.

Following the excellent meal, which was enjoyed by all, a vote of thanks was given by Donald Clark and a collection made by Lorna for the waitresses who had been working so hard during the evening and had provided us with a very efficient service.

We left the Carnegie, all positively glowing (some more than others!), and thankfully this warm and cheery feeling stayed with us as we travelled the short distance back to Edderton in the snow.

Edderton is an amazing place to be with those who can arrange for snowy conditions as well as a Christmas Dinner on Friday 13th January.  Who can ask for more? (Well not until next year that is!)

Thank you all.

Two very appreciative Wrinklies

Remembrance Sunday at Edderton 

November 13, 2016

Following the 10.30am service at Edderton’s Church, a wreath-laying ceremony was held at the War Memorial. Karl Weidner took the service and led the Remembrance Ceremony. Wreaths were laid on behalf of the Royal British Legion and Edderton’s Community Council. Alistair Sunderland assisted youngsters in putting small crosses in the ground.  The piper for the ceremony was Dr Sandy Gordon.

The Piper at Edderton's Remembrance Sunday Ceremony - Dr Sandy Gordon - 13 11 2016
The Piper at Edderton’s Remembrance Sunday Ceremony – Dr Sandy Gordon – 13 11 2016
Campbell Smith for the British Legion - 13 11 2016
Campbell Smith for the British Legion – 13 11 2016
Nikki Beesley for Edderton Community Council - 13 11 2016
Nikki Beesley for Edderton Community Council – 13 11 2016
War Memorial after the Remembrance Ceremony - 13 11 2016
War Memorial after the Remembrance Ceremony – 13 11 2016

This year, the Primary School also laid a wreath. The school came down to the War Memorial on Friday, November 11th and whilst there participated in the Minute’s Silence at 11 o’clock.

Dawn Smith