‘Made in the Mearns’ event returns

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‘Made in Mearns’ returns to the Dickson Hall this Saturday (September 28) to celebrate in the excitement of crafting.

Offering a platform for crafts enthusiasts and tasty bakers to showcase their talents, the ‘Made in the Mearns’ held its first event last year and it proved to be a great success, attracting over 240 entries and raised funds for the Dickson Hall in Laurencekirk.

The event hopes to encourage, celebrate and discover great crafters within the community. From jam and jewellery-making to paper craft and decoupage ‘Made in Mearns’ has a category for all levels of crafter’s and bakers. It includes a children’s section where ages P7 (aged 11- 12) and below can join in the fun and revel in discovering that elusive skill.

Entries will be charged at £1 per item per category and 50p for children’s entries. This year there is no pre-registration for entries; organisers ask that participants bring their entries down on the day from 8.30-9.30am. Entry forms can be collected from the following venues; Dickson Hall, Laurencekirk Library, Mearns Community, Charles Michie and the Swatchmakers, alternatively on the day.

The official opening and viewing takes place between 11–12.30pm. There is no entrance fee, however do bring a £1 as raffle tickets for fabulous hampers will be available for purchase. Tea, coffee and cakes will be available from the Hall Café. This is a non-profit event. All proceeds from this event will be going towards local charities which have been chosen by submission.

If you would like to request funding for your charity or group email your request to madeinthemearns@gmail.com More info - email madeinthemearns@gmail.com