THE staff of the Meadows Sports Trust has challenged the public of the Ellon area to embark on the task of fighting the festive season excesses at open day this Sunday at the 21 year old facility.
Lending his support to the event is chairman Jack Nixon who admits to needing to lose a few pounds after a hectic holiday season at Christmas and New Year.
“We’ve probably all over indulged over the festive season so a little exercise on Sunday will do no harm, though the real point of the open day is to let the community see what is on offer,” said Mr Nixon.
The event will get under way at 10am on Sunday January 8, and finish at 4pm.
Representatives of the seven participating trust clubs at the Meadows will be present to sign up prospective members, and to answer any queries about the highly rated complex which will come of age this year after faithfully serving the sporting public in the Ellon area.
“This is going to be another interesting year for the Meadows and one we like to share with the community,” said Mr Nixon who will relinquish the post of chairman in March, but believes there is much to be achieved before he stands down.
“The most important thing is to ensure the public feel they have ownership of the centre,” he said before inviting members of the wider community to come along to a day of fun for all the family.
The bar will be open, but there will also be a range of snacks and soft drinks on offer, while clubs will display their wares, combined with bouncy castles for the younger children.
“It promises to be a great day. Ellon is lucky to have such a fine facility, but don’t take my word for it, just come and see for yourself,” said Mr Nixon.