Day-long festival of good fun

Jeely Piece jam-packed

Rutherglen Reformer - - The Ticket - Jonathan Ged­des

The or­gan­is­ers of a fun day in Castlemilk have hailed the event as a suc­cess at bring­ing the com­mu­nity to­gether.

The event fea­tured rides, stalls, face paint­ing, football tour­na­ments and loads of other ac­tiv­i­ties tak­ing place and, de­spite over­cast skies, saw a healthy turnout.

Alas­dair Irv­ing, one of the or­gan­is­ers, said: “Events like these are es­sen­tial to bring a com­mu­nity to­gether.

“As the ma­jor­ity of events are to­tally free, ev­ery­one can en­joy them and it was great to see ev­ery­one out and en­joy­ing them­selves.

“Castlemilk has a long tra­di­tion of hold­ing an an­nual sum­mer fair and it is great to be part of one so we are look­ing for­ward to next year’s fun day al­ready.

“It was great to see the whole com­mu­nity come to­gether and en­joy them­selves. “It was a crack­ing at­mos­phere.” There was a busy pro­gramme of events lined up on the day.

Alas­dair added: “There were pony rides, a mini-zoo, a buck­ing bronco, a glad­i­a­tor duel, a craft fair, a bouncy cas­tle, a face painter, a South­side Fringe mu­si­cian, a BBQ, a football cage and an ex­hi­bi­tion from the Bri­tish Trans­port Po­lice at the shop­ping cen­tre.

“There were ac­tiv­ity stalls, bungee tram­po­lines, clowns, a tombola and per­for­mances from the lo­cal dance group JAK Dance, Ned Zep­pelin and other lo­cal youth acts at the com­mu­nity cen­tre. The li­brary had a pet ex­hi­bi­tion and a choir while the youth com­plex had a disco.

“Glas­gow Life had bowl­ing, a BBQ, a football tour­na­ment and fun ses­sions with in­flat­a­bles at the pool.

“The Jeely Piece Club had arts and crafts, soft play and a bouncy cas­tle.

“The day re­ally was jam-packed full of fun events.”

Hors­ing around The pony rides went down a storm

Feel­ing hun­gry Kids and adults line up for candy floss

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