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Christmas Message from East Lothian Council

We would like to share a short YouTube video, created by the ELC Communications team, ‘A festive message to our communities’, featuring the EL Provost, John McMillan and the Lord Lieutenant, Michael Williams, reflecting on this unprecedented year we are about to leave (thank goodness) thanking  communities, throughout East Lothian during COVID 19, for their enthusiasm, commitment and extraordinary efforts:

https://youtu.be/nZPvREyAJ-4

Thanks for Rockin’

Thanks to everybody who came out yesterday and contributed in any way to our Christmas event. It was great to feel part of a small community again (although slightly scary to see so many people in one place, even if it was outside!) A special thanks and welcome to all the newcomers. For those of you who are ill or vulnerable and couldn’t join us – we missed you.

Thanks to Peter and Elaine for delicious soup and mince pies.

Thanks to our Buskers in the bus-shelter and and the Little Drummer Boy in the van

Thanks to Murray and Tracey for the use of their gazebo – it will probably never be quite the same again.

Thanks to Liz for masterminding the whole thing, and particularly the wooden decorations for the tree – there are more available from Kirklands, beside the Church.

Thanks for all the raffle prizes and your enthusiastic participation in that activity – we raised a stunning £264.80 for Crisis, the homeless charity.

Wishing everyone a very Happy and Healthy Christmas.

PS Watch this space for the photos.

 

Rockin’ around the Garvald Christmas Tree

Don’t forget to come and pick up your Christmas decorations for personalising before Sunday.

They will be available from the bus shelter on the Village Green between 10.30 and 11.30 am on Saturday morning.

Drop off your soup money to Anne at the Old School at the same time.

And on Sunday, wrap up warm and bring your brolly!! 4.30 pm – 6pm

Exciting raffle prize of a night in holiday cottage plus the usual sorts of liquid raffle prizes!

Christmas Church Services

Sunday 13th December: 3rd Sunday in Advent. 9.30 am service in Garvald Church
Sunday 20th December: 4th Sunday in Advent. 9.30 am service in Morham Church
Thursday 24th December : Christmas Eve service in Garvald Church at 6.00 pm. We will play recordings of carols and you can hum along behind your masks. Members of the congregation will do readings of the Christmas story. For the final carol, weather permitting, we would like to go outside the church, spread out as much as we can and gently sing.
Christmas Eve Watchnight Service in Morham Church at 11.30 pm will follow the same plan.
To guarantee a space in the church at either or both of the Christmas Eve Services please use the contact form below. We will endeavour to fit in any late arrivals but the capacity of each church is significantly reduced right now.

Christmas Eve collections will be in aid of Leuchie House


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    Rockin’ Around the Garvald Christmas Tree

    Rockin’ Around the Garvald Christmas Tree

    Something to help us get into the Christmas spirit on Sunday 13th December.

    We would really like to get some idea of numbers  so please drop your £3s in to Anne at The Old School in advance.

    Special raffle prize – a night in a holiday cottage!

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      Spectacles Found

      These spectacles were found yesterday on the track from the bottom of the Carfrae hill up towards Chesters. Please use the contact form to get in touch if you recognise them.

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        Fire-raising Incidents

        Fire-raising Incidents

        In recent weeks there have been two fire-raising incidents in and around the village hall. The first involved the contents of a bin outside the hall being set alight on the evening of 5th November. At the time it was not clear whether this was deliberate or accidental.

        On Wednesday evening (25th November) at approximately 5.45pm a fire was deliberately started in the bin in the gents toilet inside the hall. At the time the hall was occupied by a drama class involving 15  six to eight year old children and their two teachers. The fire generated significant smoke and resulted in the fire alarm activating and the hall being evacuated. Although the evacuation was undertaken quickly and efficiently both the children and their teachers were understandably distressed.

        The police attended the incident. They gathered evidence and took statements. They will now undertake further enquiries in an effort to identify the person or persons responsible. If you have any information that may assist them in their enquiries please contact the police.

        In an effort to prevent any further criminal incidents the installation of surveillance cameras will be considered.

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        Rockin’ Around the Garvald Christmas Tree

        Something to help us get into the Christmas spirit on Sunday 13th December.

        We would really like to get some idea of numbers  so please drop your £3s in to Anne at The Old School in advance.

        Special raffle prize – a night in a holiday cottage!

        Click here for larger writing

        2020 Rockin around

        And finally click the play button

         

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