It was a great day, and even more special for our family, not only because our two boys were drumming with the pipe band that led the march of all the parents past and present whose kids were or had been there, but because my wife Claire was responsible for raising the funds to hold the celebrations, as well as some additional funding for the nursery itself for teaching and support materials. Claire joined Get to Grips with Grants (www.get2grips.org) in January, and along with the heid yin Louise McCarron and colleague Karen Kerr, has been raising funds for many local non-profit groups in Ayrshire and beyond for all sorts of worthwhile projects. Lots of volunteers were there to help, on a beautiful day in the town that good weather often forgets to visit...!
Here's a few wee snaps from the day - and Happy Birthday to Douglas Park Nursery: here's to another forty years!
|1st Largs BB Pipe Band leading the celebrations|
|Current nursery manager Lynsey Gray MacDonald|
|Beer tent - a sign of civilisation!|
|The climbing wall was kept busy|
|Entertaining the crowds|
|Calum & Jamie - job done, time to get stuck into the celebrations!|
|Kids enthralled by Ian and his Zoo Lab in the nursery|
|Inflatables supplied by ABC Events|
|The zipslide was also popular|
|The nursery's fundraising continues...|