All set for gala

Com­mu­nity par­tic­i­pa­tion wanted

Rutherglen Reformer - - Intimations - Will Hen­shaw

Half­way is set to en­joy a gala day this week­end cour­tesy of a com­mu­nity group.

Par­ticip8 Over­ton will host the gala day at North Half­way Hall on Graham Av­enue this Satur­day, Au­gust 1.

The event was held last year and was hugely pop­u­lar. It will run from 1pm till 4pm. Sec­re­tary of Over­ton Par­ticip8 Jim Walker said: “Come along and join us for a day of fun, food and great en­ter­tain­ment - there’s some­thing for ev­ery­one.

“Bike Town will be there, bring your bike and let the ex­perts have a look; we have the Skate Ramp, come and try, but be warned it’s not for the faint hearted.

“For all you bud­ding sports stars come along and try a new sport, we have judo, rugby, football, a climb­ing wall and lots of games for all ages.

“For mu­sic lovers we have the great Cam­Glen Ra­dio and the Boo­gie Bus - why not come along and join in? You never know you, could be Cam­bus­lang East’s new singing sen­sa­tion!

“For the rest of us there’s stalls hosted by lo­cal groups, health pro­fes­sion­als and many more or why not try your luck at the bingo?”

Par­ticp8 Over­ton was set up five years ago af­ter South La­nark­shire Coun­cil took ad­van­tage of the Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment’s Par­tic­i­pa­tory bud­get.

The group aimed to build on ex­ist­ing ini­tia­tives in the area such as di­ver­sion­ary projects like Move the Goal­posts to give kids an al­ter­na­tive to hang­ing about the streets.

It is now firmly es­tab­lished with a com­mit­tee of around 15 peo­ple and part­ners in­clud­ing South La­nark­shire Coun­cil, Ruther­glen Po­lice and VASLan (Vol­un­tary Ac­tion South La­nark­shire).

Fun time Kids with a fire­man at a pre­vi­ous Par­ticip8 fun day event

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