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By Mark Davey
Campbeltown’s fitness queen ran a weighty banquet for her troops the wee Toon Warriors.
Fiona Irwin and her husband Stan presided, from the top table, over the Warriors’ annual Christmas party, held at Stronvaar Bowling Club last Saturday.
Being a fitness gym party there was sure to be payback for the feasting and the games were very active at times.
As guests arrived there was a glass of fizz or orange juice before the fist set piece, when a cheque for £200 was presented to Campbeltown Salvation Army Major Ruth Russell.
The slender men and women from the gym Irwin set up at MACC base put away prodigious amounts of grub supplied by Argyll Bakeries.
Slabs of turkey and roast beef, as large as dumbells, in Bake off rather than Masterchef portions rapidly disappeared followed by roulade or chocolate fudge cake.
In an after lunch speech Irwin thanked all her instructors and informed members and guests that this year Wee Toon warriors has given away in excess of £1,000 to charity. The group has just given £100 to the Campbeltown Christmas Lights Group.
This year, for the first time, Irwin and her warriors designed the MAcc Challenge course in November. last saturday she announced that in 2018 the event will be brought forward either to the end of September or mid-October.
As the talking ended, Stan irwin dealt a pack of cards with one to each diner all had to stand up and sit down if their card was picked from another pack.
Before the boisterous games began, partygoers watched a film of a Kintyre team of 16 in action at Total Warrior this year.
Soon much of the food was burned off as the Warriors played a series of games on the dance floor, including one where they had to bounce round to get the balls out of a box strapped to their backs and a relay involving hook shapped candy bars.
Fiona Irwin, right, presents a cheque for £200 to Major Ruth Russell and her son Johnathan, 7, for Campbeltown Salvation Army. 25_c50warriors02
Stan Irwin selects the seven of spades. 25_c50warriors05
Alison Kerr proves she is a whizz at getting balls from a box. 25_c50warriors01
Warriors sit down to eat. 25_c50warriors03
MACC base man Malcolm McMillan is ready to go in a relay. 25_c50warriors09
Susan Gilchrist swaps candy bars with Christian Ivan. 25_c50warriors08