Jul 12 2012 by Clare Damodaran, Blairgowrie Adv
THE seventh Kirkmichael Summer Festival took place at the end of last month.
The event was timed to coincide with the Cateran Yomp so that people coming through on their sponsored walk could also enjoy the festival.
There were a number of events and attractions as part of the festival. The Kirkmichael Session House hosted a cake and candy stall, book sales, teas, coffees and home baking, and a display of photographs of events held over the last ten years.
The church asked people to use flowers to depict ‘music’ and the imaginative entries could be seen throughout the weekend.
Milford Vintage Engineering allowed people to come into their garage and look at the classic restorations the team are working on at the moment while the local community interest village shop put on a barbeque.
In the village hall, arts and crafts were on display. These included portraits and still life, sketches and collages, pottery, knitwear, all creating a varied collection of work from local artists, both young and old.
The festival also provided the Kirkmichael Village Hall committee with the chance to display the plans for the proposed new sports hall, and gather feedback.
On the Sunday, Strathardle Fire Brigade provided car washing and the hall committee held their annual duck race, before the weekend was brought to a close with a Songs of Praise service in the church.
The organisers would like to thank everyone who kindly volunteered to run the stalls, flower festival and village hall, and to everyone who gave their support over the weekend and helped raise funds for the different organisations involved.