The organisers and participants behind ‘Made in the Mearns’ have hailed this year’s event yet another unqualified success.
Not only was there an increase in individual entries, but a number of first time participants were also welcomed.
In a statement released by organisers, they said: “It was encouraging to see local groups getting involved.
‘‘Bervie Rainbows entered the ‘Sugar-me-biscuit’ category which aided in the girls earning their baking badges.
“The entries were fun, while ‘too good to eat’ and ‘imaginative’ were just some of the judges’ comments. “
The organisers hope this will encourage local groups to enter next year and, more importantly, apply for funding.
The selected charity and community groups from this year’s applications are “Bervie Green Fingers,” Grampian Cardiac Rehabilitation Association (GCRA) and the Laurencekirk Scout Group.
There were a number of very worthy applications and it was tough decision in selecting only three, but next year the organisers will again be encouraging charities, groups offundraisers, schools or even individuals simply looking for support for a non-profit event to get in touch.
The event’s conception aims to build community spirit, support traditional crafting skills and encourage ‘crafters’ young and old to enjoy getting together, sharing ideas and talents.
n From jam and jewellery-making to paper craft, full results of the ‘Made in the Mearns’ event can be seen on page 24.