THE weather on Saturday was fantastic for The Benarty Events Group’s Lockdown Lucky Bag give-away. Nearly 2,000 bags were given out to the children of the Benarty area and further afield.

Chairman Eddie Easson stated: “Postcodes doesn’t really concern the group, every child who came to bag stations were given a lucky bag no matter where they came from.”

The day started at Lochore Welfare’s car park and with the sun shining it was obvious it was going to be a great day. The first of the children arrived in their wonderful costumes to receive their bag and special wee gift for getting dressed up.

Spiderman and Ironman and a host of other characters were on hand to make sure the children all had a great time.

The next stop for the group was Lochore Institute and the committee of The Tute made a great job of decorating the front of the building and were a great help with handing out the bags. Well done Lara and her committee. Once again the bag stations were swamped with kids in their finery.

The dressed-up characters then boarded The Bag Wagon and made their way to Ballingry for the next set-up outside the Community Shop. Like the two other villages the response to the bag give away was fantastic.

The Benarty Events Group weren’t finished yet with still a lot of bags left the team and the characters headed to The Meadows Country Park which was packed out with visitors. It was apparent that the centre cafeteria was still closed so the handing out bags and drinks were a welcome gift to the public.

On Sunday the group then handed in biscuits to Benore Care Home complex and Graham Court Sheltered Housing.

“All the remaining bags will be handed into the local foodbank for distribution,” added BEG chairman Eddie Easson.

"These events would not be possible if wasn’t for the fantastic help from our volunteer and sponsors. Once again businesses like OBB, Lochore Institute, Lochore Welfare and The Community Shop stepped up to the mark to make the day great. A massive thank you to Kerry Gilfillan and her troupe for dressing up and dancing for the full day.

“Every event the group put on is meticulously planned and we are always amazed when the call goes out for volunteers and we are never let down. It was great to see the familiar old faces again who we haven’t seen during the pandemic.”

Concluded Eddie: "During these times it is hard to plan anything but hopefully normality will return and the group’s events will restart.

"Next Saturday should have seen the Rockore festival day but sadly we will have to wait for next years's. BEG promise the 2021 concert will be bigger and better than all previous Rockores!"