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By Amanda Kennedy
Lockerbie and Lochmaben
Pals to front town version of TV show

A VIDEO starring Lockerbie's answer to Ant and Dec is helping to promote a new group of event organisers who have the town's best interests at heart.

The aptly named Junction 17 formed earlier this year with the aim of bringing the town together by holding a series of events to satisfy the entertainment needs of the whole community.
The group will spring in to action next month when they host their first event – Pogo and Stevie’s Skaturday Night Takeaway, staring committee members and best friends Pogo Patterson and Stevie Robson.
The committee’s vice chair Roisin Trant said: “We are letting Pogo and Stevie loose to present their own take of the popular ITV show Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway.”
The group decided to shoot a video in the style of Ant and Dec’s popular show as a promotional advert for the upcoming event and to introduce the town to Junction 17.
The video shows the lads strolling through Lockerbie and visiting popular haunts such as Cafe 91, the Black Bull and boutique shop Anne Marie’s among others and also features a host of local faces.
Since making the group public earlier this month, Junction 17 have been amazed by the support of the community.
Roisin said: “We are so overwhelmed by the support. When we set up a Facebook page we were realistically only looking at getting a couple of hundred likes but within a week we were sitting at over 1000 likes. We couldn’t believe it.
“We have had lovely comments on the Facebook page and in person about the video and our plans for future events.”
Discussing plans for the future, Roisin said: “At present our main focus has been our Takeaway event – but we have some future events planned.”
A children’s movie sing-along event in July,a rounders in the park day early on in August, a ladies night in September, a tea dance in October and a performance of Swede Dreamz in November are all up for discussion at present.
Tickets for Pogo and Stevie’s Saturday Night Takeaway go on sale on Saturday May 2 from the Junction 17 Box Office at Lockerbie Town Hall at 10.17 am. The event is for over 18s only.
On the morning the tickets go on sale the team will have their own ‘super computer’ present so show goers can record a message or offer a small performance that can be shown on the night.

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