COWDENBEATH Rotary Club members are aiming to close their centenary celebrations with a flourish.

Thursday’s meeting heard that the plans included a special concert, planned for the Lochgelly Centre in May, and a dinner event in June, with the centenary year officially ending on June 30.

Club secretary, Tom Russell, said that the concert had been on the agenda since last spring but now the final arrangements were taking shape.

He added: “The plan is to have the event at the Centre on either Thursday, May 23 or Friday, May 24, and we have been delighted to have backing from a number of local groups and entertainers, who want to take part.

“We are delighted with the support from the Centre staff, and the various groups who are wanting to be involved and it should be a tremendous part of the end to our centenary celebrations.”

The club hopes to get residents of local residential homes involved in enjoying the concert.

The meeting also heard there is an intention to hold a closing dinner evening to bring the final curtain down on the centenary year.

Club president, John Gilfillan, said: “Our centenary dinner event, in November, was a great evening enjoyed by well over 100 people, but inevitably some people could not be there for one reason or another.

“So we hope to hold a smaller event, on Friday June 28, and it is hoped that we can get a number of former members and presidents involved, who have done much for the club over the decades.”