Park fun isn’t hin­dered by weather

Rutherglen Reformer - - Community News - Jonathan Ged­des

The Friends of Cam­bus­lang Park may have had to move their re­cent fun event in­doors - but it didn’t stop a great time be­ing had by all.

The orig­i­nal plans for the day were to be out­side, but con­cerns over the weather saw it shifted in­side to Cam­bus­lang Par­ish Church’s hall.

Iron­i­cally the weather then bright­ened up after the de­ci­sion was made, but the group’s chair­man, Ed­ward Cais, felt the switch didn’t ham­per the fun of the day.

He said: “We had a tombola, new and sec­ond­hand stalls, hair spray­ing, which was very pop­u­lar, tem­po­rary tat­toos and cake dec­o­ra­tion.

“There was a game of skill where, if you bounced your ping pong balls right, they landed in a cup and you won a wee prize.

“At an­other stand, there were gi­ant play­ing cards where it was more a game of luck as to whether you guessed cor­rectly whether the next card drawn would be higher or lower than the pre­vi­ous one.

“There was a raf­fle where you had to choose a card which had the be­gin­ning of a sen­tence on it: ei­ther “I like the park be­cause.....” or “I wish.....” and you then wrote some­thing you’d wish for the park.

“Katie-Beth was the lucky girl whose card was drawn and she had writ­ten: ‘I like the park be­cause there’s a big round­about that I can play on with my friends’.

“Meg’s mar­vel­lous cakes went like the prover­bial hot ones too!

“The big bal­loons were a hit, too.

“Although a mod­est sum of around £250 was raised, the fam­i­lies who came along clearly en­joyed them­selves, and we also re­ceived an ex­pres­sion of in­ter­est from at least one vis­i­tor about join­ing the Friends, so all in all, we were quite pleased with the day’s ef­forts.

“A big thank you to all those who came along, in­clud­ing our most stal­wart sup­porter, Coun­cil­lor Rus­sell Clearie.”

Next up for the Friends is an event that is al­ways great fun for the wee ones - the Teddy Bears’ Pic­nic.

It will take place on Wed­nes­day, July 20 be­tween 10.30am and 12.30pm in the park.

Park Life Some of the peo­ple at the fun day

Bal­loon Bounce This young­ster loved the bal­loons

Game On Kids play­ing one of the games

Win­ner Katie-Beth won the raf­fle

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