Help is at hand

Rutherglen Reformer - - Front Page - Will Hen­shaw

This young pup got a help­ing hand as he took part in the sack race at the Par­ticip8 Over­toun Gala Day in Half­way.

Although the event had to moved in­side due to weather, it didn’t de­tract from the fun, as over 200 peo­ple turned out for the fes­tiv­i­ties.

Lo­cals flocked to Half­way as Par­ticip8 Over­toun held their an­nual fun­day on Satur­day.

The day was held at the fields at North Half­way Com­mu­nity Hall.

There was a va­ri­ety of events for peo­ple to en­joy, in­clud­ing a pet­ting zoo, padded sumo wrestling, face paint­ing, a climb­ing wall, the Uni­ver­sal Con­nec­tions Bo­gie Bus, a skate­board ramp as well as other games and races. There were also a num­ber of stalls at the event. Cam­Glen Ra­dio were also present and MCed the event.

Wet and windy weather meant the fes­tiv­i­ties had to be moved in to the hall at 2pm, but that didn’t de­tract from the fun.

Jim Walker, of Par­ticip8 Over­toun, helped or­gan­ise the event and said: “The weather wasn’t ideal, but ev­ery­one still had a good time.

“We had to dis­man­tle the stage and get all the stuff in­side, which took a lot of ef­fort, but we man­aged it, thanks to help from South La­nark­shire Coun­cil’s of­fi­cers.

“We had over 200 peo­ple at­tend­ing, which was a great turn out. We had a lot of stuff on as well, so that was good.

“I’d like to thank Greggs, Mor­risons and South La­nark­shire Coun­cil for all their help with this event.”

Par­ticp8 Over­ton was set up three years ago af­ter the coun­cil took ad­van­tage of the Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment’s Par­tic­i­pa­tory bud­get.

Leaf it out (front) Fiona Drum­mond (8) with (back) Gil­lian Cahill, Lizanne Drum­mond and John and Moira Hur­ley at the plant stall

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Wall hav­ing fun Chloe Miller and Lau­ren Thompson try the climb­ing wall.

Smiles The tombola at the fun­day was a suc­cess

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