On Saturday the 20th August 2016 the residents and friends of Abernyte came together in a wonderful event, organised by the Abernyte Community Interest Company and held in the Abernyte Playing Field, to help raise funds for the Syrian Refugee Relief Fund.
We were treated to stalls with books and plants for sale along with wonderful jams and chutneys made from local produce. There was competitions for an array of superb flowers and vegetables grown locally along with children's competitions which also produced some outstanding entries. The local Young Farmers ran a novel balloon filled tractor competition.
The full list of prize winners:
|Tallest Sunflower||1 Carrick Ramsay Pattullo||Funniest Fruit or veg||1 Berger|
|2 Stuart and Rosie Duncan||2 Stuart Duncan|
|3 Airlie Ramsay Pattullo||3 Thomas Lyon|
|Miniature Garden||1 Carrick Ramsay Pattullo||Posy of flowers||1 Eilidh Petrie|
|2 Rosie Duncan||2 Lucy Duncan|
|3 Anna McGoldrick||3 Ellen Lacoux|
|Box of 5 Veg||Tricia Neville||6 Potatoes||Phil Lacoux|
|Salad Items||Tricia Neville||3 Squash||Gordon Nicoll|
|Posy of Herbs||Juliette McSwan||6 Sweet peas||Gordon Nicoll|
|3 Dahlias||Tricia Neville||Cottage garden flowers||Cathy and Barry Caudwell|
|10 Soft Fruit||Cathy and Barry Caudwell||4 Stone Fruit||Claudia Lacoux|
|Humerous Veg||Faff Cumming||Best in Show||Tricia Neville|
We were also joined by two families of Syrian friends who are part of the refugee resettlement scheme and living in Dundee. They prepared some classic Syrian food which complimented the grand spread of the traditional barbeque and tray bakes.
Live music was provided by local musicians and refreshments by the Abernyte Brewery. The weather was not perfect but it did not dampen the enthusiasm on the day.
Congratulations are due to all involved in the staging and running of the event which made a little over £2000 to be donated to the Syrian Refugee Relief Fund.