Blooming generous donation for Burnside
Burnside In Bloom received a dose of Christmas cheer after a generous donation from a local business.
Burnside marked the beginning of the festive season on December 5, as the Christmas Tree placed at the corner of Greystone Avenue and Stonelaw Road was lit up.
Councillor Russell Clearie was jovial master of ceremonies at the now annual lighting ceremony, which was attended by quite a few residents despite the weather!
A good turn out of pupils of Stonelaw High School sang carols led by their music teacher Mr Gary Kelly.
Refreshments and hot snacks were generously provided by Tesco Burnside, Café India and Papa Johns.
Fosters funeral directors made a donation of £350 to Burnside In Bloom, an offshoot of Burnside Community Council, to cover the cost of the Christmas Tree.
Burnside In Bloom group was established to improve Burnside through the planting of greenery.
Group member Lucille McNab said:“A big thanks to Fosters Funeral Directors for this kind donation.”
The community group have announced details of their annual gala day, with the theme this year being a take on highly popular reality TV show Britain’s Got Talent.
The event will take place on Saturday, May 30 at Stonelaw Woods.
Any locals or groups who think
Blooming festiveJoan and Robert Foster (left of centre) give a donation to Burnside in Bloom treasurer Lucile Macnab, secretary Malcolm Piggot (left) and group members