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Caught on camera ... hun­dreds turn

Rutherglen Reformer - - Homes & Gardens - Dou­glas Dickie

Friends of Cam­bus­lang Park were cel­e­brat­ing af­ter an­other fan­tas­tic fam­ily fun day.

The weather held all day for the event, which took place in Cam­bus­lang Park on Satur­day, Au­gust 13.

And our pho­tog­ra­pher was there to make sure all the fun was caught on camera.

Hun­dreds of res­i­dents came out to en­joy the free ac­tiv­i­ties on of­fer.

These in­cluded Welsh pony rides, Shet­land ponies, the Bunny and Co pet­ting zoo, face paint­ing, hair spray­ing and a va­ri­ety of stalls such as tombola, raf­fle, new and used goods, books and DVDs.

In­flat­a­bles were pro­vided - a ladder and slide for the tiny tots, bouncy cas­tle for other small chil­dren and a glad­i­a­tors podium for the big­ger ones.

Project 31 were there once again with a crafts stall and Friends said they owe them a spe­cial thank you for their con­stant sup­port of the group over the years.

Ian Cox wan­dered through the crowds, de­light­ing the chil­dren with his bal­loon cre­ations and for all ages there was a pound fit ses­sion with Chris­tine in the multi-use games area.

The Friends’ home bak­ing stall cour­tesy of vice-chair­per­son, Meg Sloan, and the hot dogs and drinks stall did a roar­ing trade as usual while many tried their luck on the co­conut shy.

South La­nark­shire Coun­cil’s com­mu­nity war­den ser­vice were rep­re­sented at the event. These are the peo­ple who work with Po­lice Scot­land’s lo­cal com­mu­nity polic­ing team, South La­nark­shire Coun­cil’s lo­cal parks man­ager and the Friends to make Cam­bus­lang Park a safe and wel­com­ing place for the ben­e­fit of the com­mu­nity.

Rep­re­sen­ta­tives from Healthy’n’Happy were out in force in the form of CamGlen Ra­dio, Dr Bike from CamGlen Bike Town and a stall high­light­ing their com­mu­nity arts and men­tal health work.

A team from the Scot­tish Fire and Res­cue Ser­vice fire sta­tion at Cly­desmill brought a pump which chil­dren al­ways love climb­ing into and ‘driv­ing’.

Friends of Cam­bus­lang Park chair­man, Ed­ward Cais, said: “We missed Archie Durie’s box­ing ring due to a fam­ily be­reave­ment, so we would wish to send our con­do­lences to him and his fam­ily at this sad time.

“It was good to have coun­cil­lors Rus­sell Clearie, Pam Clearie and Richard Tul­lett come along to lend their sup­port to the event.

“Thank you to Mor­risons for the wa­ter they sup­plied for the hot and cold drinks and thank you to Farm Foods for the gift voucher.”

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