Plenty of fun with Don­ald and Co

All the ac­tion from the Cam­bus­lang Sum­mer­fest

Rutherglen Reformer - - Front Page - Kenny Smith

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

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