CDG open evening

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THE Inverurie Community Development Group held an Open Evening and Celebration event on Tuesday, (May 15) at the Inverurie Community Centre.

The audience was welcomed by the CDG Chairman, who asked Cllr Martin Kitts-Hayes to officially open the event. Martin in turn invited the members of the Youth Forum and the members of “Our Own Way”, the music group based at the Centre to help to introduce the evening, which they did with great aplomb. They then took to the stage to perform a number written by themselves receiving great applause from the audience. The girls were followed by “Xpressions” a group of hip-hop dancers who displayed amazing agility a in a routine worthy of “Britain’s Got Talent”, also greeted with appreciative applause.

The evening was arranged to give groups who take part in the classes and courses at the Centre and elsewhere in Inverurie a chance to highlight their activities and promote their programmes for the 2012/13 season and recruit new members. The stalls of the groups brightened up the hall with displays by the Potters, the Crafts and Card makers, the Art Group, the First Aid Class and the Community Kitchen, whose smoothies were in great demand. Also taking part were the Garioch Heritage Society whose display of photographs of past and present Inverurie were much admired as was the display by the staff of Inverurie Library.

Cllr Kitts-Hayes then presented Certificates of Achievement to those who had taken part in the courses and activities and praised the CDG for the work they do in the community bringing together the many Clubs and Societies, and the work they do with young people in the community.

A special award was presented to Michael Lynch who has been Centre Steward for 24 years. An unsung hero, Mike is always ready to offer assistance on all occasions and a cheery welcome to visitors as he serves at the Centre Snack Bar, keeping the wheels of the Community Centre running smoothly and making it a happy and welcome place for Centre Groups and staff.