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Whiteadder Burns Club will remember its roots by holding a function in Allanton Village Hall in the early autumn.
The suggestion, from secretary John Gardiner, was backed with enthusiasm by the committee when they met in the hall.
At the meeting, John Marjoribanks, of Gavinton, took over as chairman.
Mr Gardiner said that it was important to recognise the fact that all the club functions were held in the village.
Burns’ words and music will feature in the new event on an early Saturday evening, and it is hoped that youngsters will also attend.
No decision on the venue for the 2017 supper will be taken until May.
However, Allanton, Chirnside’s renovated hall and the Eyemouth Golf Club, which proved so successful in 2014, are options which will be followed up.
Grant Lees, of Galashiels, is to be invited to be the vice-chairman for the coming year.
Names of speakers were agreed, but will not be released until they have been contacted.
It is also hoped that a senior member of the Burns Foundation will be invited.
Ian Buick has confirmed that he will propose the toast to ‘The Lassies’, and it is hoped that some of the club’s young talent will give songs or recitations.
Rob Cockburn will give the toast to the haggis, and Andrew Ainslie will be the piper.
The Podlies will sing grace.