THE Newton Stewart music group started by parents who were saddened by council cuts was kicked off with unprecedented success this week.
Around 24 families joined in the first class on Wednesday, which replaced the council-funded group given the chop when chiefs decided not to reinstate a class leader last year.
With financial assistance from local companies, a few parents came together and arranged for Newton Tootin’ to commence in Penninghame St John’s Church Hall.
Jenny Moses, one of the parents who wanted her child to continue having the fun of the music class and joined forces to set this one up, said: “We would like to thank everyone who came today. We had a massive turn out and were very touched that so many people came to support us.
“There were lots of happy smiling faces and the children seemed to really enjoy it and that’s what it’s all about. Also thanks to all the volunteers for all their hard work. Last but not least thanks to our sponsors Shennanton Sawmill, David Moses Photography and Newton Stewart and district round table for allowing us to keep the group free.”
The classes are held every Wednesday at 10.30am in the church hall and are lead by