Plenty of fun with Donald and Co
All the action from the Cambuslang Summerfest
Cambuslang’s annual gala day was a big hit on Saturday.
The award-winning gala was well attended once again, with activities running from the morning, through until the late afternoon.
It gave local groups the chance to take stalls and promote themselves on the Main Street, which was closed off for the duration of the event, and there was plenty to see and do with rides for youngsters, as well as lots of tasty snacks on sale.
Entertainment was provided throughout the day with acts performing on the main stage, with old favourite Christian again getting the crowd on their feet with his repertoire of songs.
A highlight of the day was the community awards, which were presented to people who have made a difference in the Cambuslang community.
MSP James Kelly presented Jim Adam, a karate instructor, with a community award for his work in the area. MP Margaret Ferrier presented Robert and Mary Paul with an award for their dedication.
Rev Neil Glover presented awards to Ann Docherty and Anne Marie Leonard, from the Legion of Mary at St Bride’s Church. Councillors Clare McColl and Christine Deanie thanked Alice Beaton from the Quicksilver Linedancers for her work over the years.
Summerfest chairman John Edgar said: “It was another good day, and thanks to everyone who came along.
“We were let down late on and didn’t have the climbing wall, but we didn’t let that spoil things for everyone.
“The weans were smiling, and the older ones had a good time too.”
MSP James Kelly said: “It was great to be part of the Cambuslang Summerfest celebrations. The weather held up and the local community turned out in style. I also would like to congratulate all the award winners who were recognised for their hard work in the community.”
While the Labour representative is an old hand at the event, it was the first Summerfest as an SNP MP for Margaret Ferrier.
She said: “It was a pleasure to attend Cambuslang Summerfest this year as the new MP for the area, and to be given the opportunity to present a community award. Summerfest is the real highlight of the Cambuslang calendar.
“The event has suffered poor weather and funding cuts over the past few years, and I hope that the community rally to make sure next year’s event is bigger and better than ever before. It’s clear from talking to people in attendance on the day that there is a lot of local enthusiasm for Summerfest, and I hope that more people get involved in helping to make next year’s event an overwhelming success.”
Cambuslang East Labour councillor Walter Brogan added: “It was a great event as always, and well done to everyone involved in making it so memorable.”
And Cambuslang West SNP councillor Clare McColl concluded: “Once again, the people of Cambuslang came out to support Summerfest, and everyone had a great day.”
Store with more Morrisons were on hand at Summerfest
Entertaining Singer Christian meets Stacey Miller with Zac at Summerfest
Lucky ducky Donald Duck with his new friends in Cambuslang
The wheel deal Young driver Carter Graham on one of the rides