Full steam ahead for sum­mer fun

Rutherglen Reformer - - Front Page - Dou­glas Dickie

Sum­mer fi­nally ar­rived at the week­end, and it was just in time to bathe the New­ton Gala Day in warm sun­shine.

Res­i­dents came out in force to en­joy the fun ac­tiv­i­ties and stalls on of­fer. The ice-cream stall was a favourite for the kids, while the adults were able to cool off in the al­ways pop­u­lar beer tent.

The sun shone and res­i­dents came out in force at the New­ton Gala day on Satur­day ( June 27).

With sum­mer fi­nally ar­riv­ing, the event proved one of the most suc­cess­ful in the gala’s history, with the stalls do­ing a roar­ing trade.

Kids were de­lighted to get up close with a num­ber of an­i­mals at the pet­ting zoo, while pony rides proved a pop­u­lar at­trac­tion.

En­ter­tain­ment came in the shape of June Fox dancers, Bushido Karate Club from Hall­side School and Kirstie’s Zumba dancers.

There was also chil­dren’s rides and bouncy castle, tombola, burgers, brica-brac, a beer tent, face pain­ters and glit­ter tat­toos.

The event took place at the New­ton Vil­lage Com­mu­nity Park and was or­gan­ised by the New­ton Res­i­dents As­so­ci­a­tion.

As­so­ci­a­tion chair, Mar­garet Heeps, said: “It was a re­ally good day, the weather was bril­liant. It was re­ally quite warm, we couldn’t have asked for any more.

“The kids loved it. The event was meant to fin­ish at 4pm but we still had peo­ple com­ing up at 3.30pm and 3.45pm.

“I was on the tombola stall all day so I didn’t ac­tu­ally get to see any­thing, our heads were down work­ing the whole day.

“I seen the kids go­ing down the slide and they en­joyed that, I think a few


On track for a top day These young­sters are all smiles

Bot­tling New­ton Res­i­dents As­so­ci­a­tion chair­per­son Mar­garet Heeps, Colin and Mary Beat­tie and so­cial or­gan­iser Jeanette Adams were man­ning the tombola stall


Ham­mer time (from left) Olivia McAu­ley (6) with brother Josh (2) and sis­ter Mia (8)


Keep­ing cool Cousins Lacey Wat­son (4) and Abi­gail Kirkland (5) were fans of the ice-cream stall


Train driv­ers This pair had a great time on the rides at the New­ton Gala day

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