Reece and Katelyn named Tweedbank Lad and Lass 2013

Tweedbank  Lad  REECE SIMONSand Lass  KATELYN PRINGLE.
Tweedbank Lad REECE SIMONSand Lass KATELYN PRINGLE.

TWEEDBANK has revealed the two young principals who will lead the village’s annual festivities this summer.

On Friday night in a ceremony in the community centre, local primary seven pupils Reece Simons and Katelyn Pringle were announced as Tweedbank Lad and Lass for 2013.

The young duo will be supported by Bruce Anderson (Lad’s First Attendant), Calum Johnston (Lad’s Second Attendant), Lauryn Stewart (Lass’ First Attendant) and Rebecca Lamb (Lass’s Second Attendant).

The Lad and Lass will lead the village’s fair, which begins with Investiture Night on Tuesday, May 28, and culminates with the main fair day on Saturday, June 1.

The community centre saw a good turn-out of well-wishers to offer their congratulations to the principals and everyone enjoyed a disco afterwards.

A full programme of events is to be posted out to every home in the village over the coming weeks.

Recent years have seen doubts over the fair’s future, after the number of volunteers coming forward to help out dwindled to just a handful.

However, an appeal saw some new blood brought in and at every one of this year’s fair events, an appeal will be issued asking people to consider volunteering in the future.