Glass Community Association Summer Newsletter

Glass Community Association Summer 2011 Newsletter
Summer has yet to arrive in Glass but we do all look forward to some summer sunshine! I hope for those who supported the plant sale that your plants are blooming. It’s great to see once again the baskets and tubs at the Hall even if the rabbits have attacked! Thanks to Bob and Lorna Yuill for making Glass look like summer has arrived!

Competition time
We will have launched the Glass Logo Competition, we really hope to have lots of entries and look forward to showing them off with the winner to be announced at the Coffee morning in the Stewarts Hall on Saturday 1st October. More details on other pages.

Web Site for Glass
You have found us on the web!  If you wish to contribute then do please send in a photo that we could share as part of  Glimpses of Glass

Glass Church
Glass Church is completing a roof repair and general maintenance, when this has been completed Mr and Mrs Andrews hope to allow the community the chance to see inside the church again and would be happy to hear from anyone who would like to perhaps use the church in some way. They are also very grateful to everyone who helped them source the slates required to complete the job. Please contact them if you wish any information. There will be an Open Weekend  Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st August from 10am until 4pm both days for those who would like to go into the church or look around.

Glass Community Association Forthcoming events

Sunday 21st August
The annual duck race, occasionally it’s too wet but usually we get a great day. Come along and enjoy a cup of tea and catch up on the summer news from everyone in Glass. There will be a match the baby photo to the adult version, see how many you can match! Ducks launched at 2.30pm near the small bridge on the Haugh of Glass road.

Saturday 3rd September
Aswanley Horse Trials, where we serve tea, coffee and home bakes from 12.30 until 6pm. Help and support welcome on the community coffee stall

Saturday 1st October
Coffee morning in the Stewarts Hall Huntly from 10am until 11.45am, the logo competition winner will be announced. Do come along and support.

Friday 28th October
Glass Halloween Party in the Glass Hall. Great fun for the youngsters in the community, More details in due course. Watch on the web.

Saturday 12th November
Glass Hall Quiz night from 7pm. A great social gathering.

Saturday 26th November
A St Andrews night with the Strathspey Fiddlers and an enjoyable evening of entertainment.

Sunday 18th December;
Glass Hall for 5.30pm Carol Singing around Glass. All ages welcome to sing around the community.

Saturday 24th December             
Christmas Eve service at 10pm details to follow.

Saturday 4th February 2012        
Burns Supper and Fiddlers. Plan ahead and pen this in your diary now.

SWRI
The WRI Programme of events has now been published for 2011/2012 session. They meet on the first Thursday of the Month at 7.30pm in Glass Hall beginning on Thursday 1st September with an evening of Crafts. New members and friends are welcome.

Bowling and Badminton
Both these clubs will resume after the school October Holidays, usually around the end of October.

Events so far this year
We have already had a very successful Easter event for the young and young at heart. A great afternoon of activities enjoyed by everyone. We also had a six week keep fit class which was well supported and will hopefully return in the autumn. We then had a busy plant sale with teas served and recently we had a very successful sponsored walk. There were over 40 walkers this year returning to a BBQ at the hall. The walking group walked up Ben Rinnes once again on a very pleasant evening; they will continue to meet on Wednesday night at the hall at 7pm. Do join them if you can.

We on the committee really do appreciate all the support that everyone in the community gives to the Hall and their efforts in helping to generate the income to keep the hall maintained. We have aspirations for improving the hall and are always happy to hear from the community about any thoughts you may have for using the hall, new clubs to start up or indeed improvements you feel are necessary.

For more information about any of the items  listed above – or if you can provide some help at an event – please do get in touch by clicking here

Many thanks for your continued support from everyone on the Glass Community Association Committee!

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