Perk up the Park a big success
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