THE wet weather didn’t dampen spirits during this year’s Lang Toon in June.
The week was packed with activities for residents and visitors to Auchterarder and the committee thanked all who supported their efforts for their “help, donations and generosity”.
Despite the wet weather causing the fun run to be cancelled, other events were great successes, including the archery and shooting at the Gleneagles Shooting and Fishing School, the pet dog show and the tots and toddlers fancy dress tea party.
The ladies indulgence night, “Sip, Shop and Sparkle” was considered of the programme’s “star events” by organisers.
On Saturday, the fayre was held at the Auchterarder Community Church Centre, where there was a great turnout.
But it wasn’t just the events that gave the Lang Toon in June its colour. Many High Street businesses decked out their windows in red, white and blue -- this year’s theme for the window dressing competition.
The judges had a hard time narrowing down a winner, but in the end the top prizes went to the British Red Cross shop for their full window display, and Kiddie Kouture for their half window.
The week rounded off with the Picnic in the Park and despite miserable weather leading up to it, spirits were high.
Live music came courtesy of The Niblicks, Ellis Hill and Lewis Hamilton and the Boogie Brothers.
Golf pros from Gleneagles were on hand to help people perfect their swing and putting, members of Crieff and Strathearn Rugby Club held a throwing challenge and Live Active Leisure had children’s games.
There was also a human table football and Segways, which proved popular with people old and young.
Anyone interested in becoming part of the organising group for next year’s Lang Toon in June or would like to help out at any of the events should contact Alison Morley on 01764 660472 or make contact via Facebook – Lang Toon in June Community page.
Results: Find the figure - Ethan Wheatly; Tots and toddlers fancy dress tea party costumes - 1 Rowan Raphael (Humpty Dumpty), 2 Jack McFarlane (Pirate), 3 Peggi Beck (Little Bo Peep); Quiz night - 1 The Red Light District, 2 Brains and Brawn; Junior pool - 1 Josh Martin Bates, 2 Leon Munce; Adult pool - 1 John Mallis, 2 Cyril Thomson; Darts - Willie Turnbull, 2 John Clow; Dominoes - 1 Dyke Stewart, 2 John Boyle.
Window dressing: Full window - 1 British Red Cross, 2 The Florist, 3 Labels for Less; Half window - 1 Kiddie Kouture, 2 DR Johnston, 3 Erskine opticians. Catherine’s and James Urquarts received commended awards.
Pet dog show winners - Molly with Jenni McLukie (Friendliest Dog), Pixie with Sophie Mark (Celeb look-a-like Dog), Poppy with Charlie Rogers (Waggiest Tail), Bruno with Kirsty Lumsden (Best Trick), Olly with Gillian O'Reilly (Cutest Pup), Max with Athol Murray (Cutest Dog) and Archie with Ellen McFarlane (Most Obedient Dog). Best in Show - 1 Lexie with Jenni McLuckie, 2 Alvin with Jenna Murray, 3 Olly with Gillian O'Reilly.