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Sir,- I wish to extend a huge thank-you to all those who helped in making Coldstream’s Old Folks Party such a memorable event.

A fantastic evening was enjoyed by all, and it is thanks to the following that this year’s event was such a success.

Many thanks to all the community councillors and the merry band of eager helpers for planning and organising the event. Please accept my heartfelt thanks for all your hard work setting up the venue, dishing up the meal, serving drinks and undertaking the clear up operation.

Particular thanks go to John Lamont MSP, Cllr Frances Renton, Cllr Trevor Jones and Cllr Donald Moffat who also helped out on the day.

My gratitude is also extended to Robin, Sylvia, Madge, Jake and all the staff at the Newcastle Arms for a lovely meal, and their very generous donation of the welcome drinks.

As befits Coldstream, the night’s entertainment was second to none, and an extra special thanks goes to Bobby Hanlon, Ken Pritchard, Alec Young and all the members of the Coldstream Community Theatre Group for providing excellent singing, music and poetry, which was thoroughly enjoyed by all – bravo!

Thanks to all the local businesses and individuals who generously provided gifts and donations in support of this event.

Without this ongoing support the event would not be possible.

Finally, to all those who were able to attend, thank-you for making the event truly enjoyable and we look forward to seeing you again next year,

Wishing all Coldstream residents a happy, healthy and prosperous 2011.

MARTIN BRIMS

Chairman

Coldstream and District Community Council.