New group aims to make things happen in Dysart

Joleen and Rachel want to rekindle community spirit among folk living  in Dysart
Joleen and Rachel want to rekindle community spirit among folk living in Dysart

A new group which has been set up in Dysart is aiming to provide more children and family-friendly events in a bid to rekindle community spirit.

Joleen Carrington (31), with a group of friends has started up Dysart Re-Born (DRB) which will host its first event, a Princess and Pirates Parade for children on July 4.

We thought, let’s stop talking about it and do something

Joleen Carrington

And she is hoping that as many people as possible will give their backing to the organisation and lend their support.

Joleen explained: “Lots of people have been moaning for at least the last two years about there being nothing for the kids since the gala stopped - so myself and a friend, Kelly Drysdale thought let’s stop talking about it and do something.

“We talked to Dysart Community Council which encouraged us to set up a group of our own specifically for putting on events for youngsters.

‘‘We have drafted a constitution and held our first meeting to discuss what we want to do.”

Rachel Diak (27), said she had become involved “because I don’t take no for an answer!”

The group wants to put on several events throughout the year, including Hallowe’en and Christmas, as well as the summer one.

“The Princess and Pirate Parade is a scaled-down version of the children’s gala and will parade through the town to the harbour and Pan Ha’ where there will be games, stalls, music and much more,” said Joleen.

“Any money we bring in from the events will be put back into future events for the children.

‘‘We are also, and we are working along with lots of other local organisations like the Community Council, local church and Greener Kirkcaldy to make this work.”

“There were about 17 people at our first meeting, but more people have expressed an interest since then, so things are looking good.”

‘‘Hopefully we can help re-kindle community spirit and make Dysart like it used to be,” added Rachel.