Perk up the Park a big suc­cess

Rutherglen Reformer - - Front Page - Dou­glas Dickie

Small army turn up for Over­toun clean-up

De­spite some typ­i­cally change­able au­tumn weather, Friends of Over­toun Park’s Perk up the Park event on Satur­day proved to be a mas­sive suc­cess.

Around 90 res­i­dents, young and old, ig­nored the rain to turn up and help spruce up the park.

Among them was 95-year-old Mrs Lums­den, the group’s old­est and most reg­u­lar par­tic­i­pant. She braved the cold with her daugh­ter, Sheila Gib­son, to help plant some bulbs.

The turf was lifted to cre­ate the holes for the bulbs by the man­age­ment team from Tesco, Burn­side, who did a fan­tas­tic job which was ap­pre­ci­ated by ev­ery­one.

All the vol­un­teers from the com­mu­nity also cleaned up the park and col­lected over 20 bags of lit­ter.

Mem­bers of Stonelaw Church were on hand of­fer­ing free tea and cof­fee to warm ev­ery­one up and not for­get­ting the hard work­ing chil­dren who re­ceived free drinks and snacks cour­tesy of Friends of Over­toun Park.

Lynn Sem­ple, Eu­ge­nie Aroutchef and Amy Mackie from the Com­mu­nity Grow­ing Project of­fered free arts and crafts, cre­at­ing ‘hedge­hogs’ from leaves to keep the lit­tle ones busy.

Friends of Over­toun Park’s Elaine Devlin, said: “A big thank you to ev­ery­one who turned up. We cant wait to see the flow­ers round the foun­tain. Roll on spring.”

Feel­ing young Ninety-five-year old Mrs Lums­den (right) and her daugh­ter, Sheila Gib­son get their hands dirty

Ev­ery lit­tle helps Man­agers at Burn­side Tesco played their part

Mud bath Fraser (3) and Olivia (1) Kirk­wood were happy to get their hands dirty

Break time Mem­bers of Stonelaw Church were on hand to dish out tea and juice

Great time Dozens of peo­ple, young and old, turned out to keep Over­toun clean

Lit­ter bugs This group get in be­tween the plants to clear up Over­toun

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