Concert is a roaring success

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The Rotary Club of Kirkcudbright hosted a concert last Friday in the Cochran Hall.

The sell-out event was supported by the senior school pupils who worked with Rotary on what had been a busy “Rotary Week”, celebrating the 107th birthday of Rotary International.

Having visited the local primary schools, to follow up the polio information days and celebrating Shrove Tuesday with the help of Innerwheel, the fun of the variety concert rounded off the week in style.

The fabulous Taste of Country interspaced with choirs and musical groups from all the local primary schools brought ringing applause from the audience.

Kate Picken, the “impresario” who masterminded the programme, played her part as a member of Taste of Country. The music from shows to downright comical turns underlined the professionalism of this talented group.

During the week hundreds of children had made purple hats at their schools and the finalists displayed their “millinery” during the concert, the overall winner being Sabrina Ross from Twynholm primary school. The idea of the purple hats ties into the dyed pinkies of the immunised children during the polio campaign.

The funds raised from the concert will go to End Polio Now and Kidney Kids. The Rotary Club of Kirkcudbright wishes to acknowledge the support of the local community, the primary schools, Kirkcudbright Academy and the work of Kate Picken.