The only thing we couldn’t plan for was the weather! But despite the dampness of the afternoon, the three marquees were full of people enjoying their picnics. Others set up their picnics in the Panbride Hall. Fresh strawberries were gifted for the event and were much enjoyed by everyone who came along.
As here has to be a cake at a Birthday celebration, and because the Queen was otherwise occupied at another picnic in London, Clarence the Corgi in the shape of a cake was gifted.
There was also a quiz asking for names of the Queen’s four children, dates of birth, spouses, grandchildren and great grandchildren, as well as a Treasure Hunt round the Manse garden and church grounds. There was live music featuring brass and woodwind instrument as well as drums and bagpipes from a talented group of members of the Scout movement. Their opening number was appropriate for the day – “Singing in the rain”!!
The afternoon continued with family games in the Panbride Hall – potato and spoon race, “musical” arms, finishing with a sing song featuring songs associated with every decade of the Queen’s life
Sandy McKendrick, one of the Deputy Lord Lieutenants came along with his family and after cuting the cake (!) brought greetings from the Lord Lieutenant, Georgiana Osborne. However the stars of the afternoon were the children who appeared to have a great time, as in fact, did everyone else. Thanks to everyone who was involved with the planning and all who helped to make this special party happen.