The Aboyne Bonfire and Fireworks annual family event will take place this year on Saturday, November 12, on the Aboyne Green.
Tom Faichnie, chairman of the Aboyne Bonfire Co-operative, said that the community had once again come together to plan an event that would be both safe and great fun for families.
“With the cooperation of groups from our community, we have planned an event that will be great fun. I want to thank everyone for continuing to support this event, which we hope will be bigger and better than ever," he said.
The bonfire will be lit at 6pm and the fireworks will start at around 7pm – with the extensive display anticipated to be more spectacular than last year’s impressive spectacle.
Food will be available at a stand run by the Rotary Club, the Aboyne Games Youth Forum will sell glow sticks, and Mid-Deeside Limited will run the stall selling hot drinks. Stalls will open at 5.30pm.
Keeping with tradition, the Guys for the top of bonfire will be made by the boys and girls of the local Cubs, Scouts, Brownies and Guides groups.
“To help us to build an impressive bonfire, we’re calling on anyone with spare timber or firewood to drop if off to Aboyne Green between 10am and 4pm on the day,” said Mr Faichnie. “We are also looking for additional volunteers to marshal on the night and help with set-up of the event.”
Event organisers have worked closely with the local fire service to make sure that the event is run safely.
Mr Faichnie added: “I want to remind families to help make this event safe and fun for everyone please do not bring any personal fireworks to the event."
This annual fun evening only takes place with the continued generosity of donations from the public – volunteers will be raising money to cover the costs of the community-run event. To volunteer to marshal, please email Steve Green at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keep up to date with the latest news on the event at www.facebook.com/Aboynefireworks/