THE wheels are in motion to ensure Cowdenbeath Rotary Club’s centenary year has a spectacular finish this summer.

Currently a community concert, involving artistes from the Cowdenbeath-Lochgelly area, is to be held on Friday, May 17, at Lochgelly Centre.

And things will come to an end on Friday, June 28, when a dinner evening will be held at the Rotary Club's Wee Jimmie’s base at which several ‘local heroes’ awards will be made.

Thursday’s meeting heard from club secretary, Tom Russell, that the club had been given excellent backing for the community concert, from various aspects of the local music scene.

He said: “We hope to pack the Lochgelly Centre on the evening of Friday, May 17, featuring different contributors ranging from a local Gospel Choir, to a group of local music teachers, and pupils from Beath and Lochgelly High School, plus members of a successful local dance school.

“We plan to be able to announce a complete line-up in the early spring, and we hope to be able to invite residents at local residential homes to be to enjoy the three-hour event.”

Club president, John Gilfillan, said that the dinner, at the end of June would involve many people who were not able to attend the centenary dinner in November.

“Not everyone who might have wanted to come to the dinner on November 3 was able to do so, and we felt it would be a nice way to finish the year,” he said.

“We also have a small list of people, who have done so much work in the community over recent years, who deserve to be recognised, and we will have some special presentations to make that night in June. It should be a good way to finish the club’s centenary year.”