THE Port Seton Centre celebrated its 25th anniversary by hosting several events and activities.

The centre’s management committee and staff held the weekend of celebrations on August 23-25.

They began in the main hall on the Friday evening with the community awards (see story above). These were followed by a party with a buffet, bar and live music.

Saturday was a ‘showcase day’, filled with stalls and a variety of events highlighting what the centre has to offer.

This included relaxation classes, dance, yoga, table tennis, youth theatre and a course called ‘raising teens with confidence’.

The final day featured a prosecco afternoon tea dance where about 100 people enjoyed home baking, music and dancing.

Daniel Baigrie, community development officer at the centre, said: “The event was a great success, centre users celebrated their achievements on the Friday, showcased their talents on the Saturday and enjoyed afternoon tea on the Sunday.

“My personal highlight was the music from Alex Hodgson and his band The Lost Boys, on Friday: he got all the staff, committee members and guests dancing, the atmosphere was second to none. The weekend made me proud to work with such a vibrant, active and influential community. Port Seton Centre has been providing community-based learning for adults, children, young people and families for 25 years and these events well and truly marked the milestone.”

The weekend was funded by the Port Seton Centre’s management committee with almost all the events free to attend.

The Port Seton Centre was opened on August 26, 1994 by celebrated artist, the late John Bellany.

Work is due to begin this month on a new sports hall at the centre which will offer more activities and a wider range of sports than ever before, including basketball, badminton, tennis and football.