Day out is a huge hit

Event gets thumbs-up from de­lighted crowd

Rutherglen Reformer - - Summerfest - Edel Ke­nealy

Cam­bus­lang Sum­mer­fest lived up to its name on Satur­day as the sun shone on a fes­ti­val of mu­sic, fun and games.

Kick­ing off with a host of lo­cal tal­ent, the stage made way for head­line acts, Ri­hanna Reloaded and The Justin Bieber Ex­pe­ri­ence.

Peo­ple of all ages flocked to the main stage when the Ri­hanna trib­ute act belted out hits made fa­mous by the Bar­ba­dian beauty.

Her set in­cluded top tracks such as Work, Um­brella, We Found Love and Only Girl.

And teen heart throb, the Justin Bieber Ex­pe­ri­ence equally im­pressed, per­form­ing hits such as Sorry, Love Your­self, What Do you Mean and Baby.

The mu­si­cians per­formed against a back­drop of hus­tle and bus­tle as hun­dreds of peo­ple de­scended on the Main Street to visit the fair­ground rides, tod­dlers play area and stalls.

At just £2, the tod­dlers play area was par­tic­u­larly pop­u­lar as lit­tle ones could play in an en­closed area with toys and ac­tiv­i­ties.

And when a ma­gi­cian vis­ited the play area, it was a high­light for many.

Irene Reid said: “I live just across from here and come ev­ery year.

“My grand­daugh­ters and grand­son are with me.

“This area is £2 and they can come and go through­out the day and play. Sum­mer­fest is great for the kids es­pe­cially. The kids love the magic show.

“Last year was the first time I saw it and I read in the Re­former it was re­turn­ing.”

Ni­cola New­man was at­tend­ing Sum­mer­fest for the first time hav­ing re­cently moved to the New­ton area.

“I’ve re­ally en­joyed it,” she said. “It has been a bril­liant day.

“There’s lots to do and it’s good to have the trib­ute acts. The young­sters seem to en­joy that.

“I’ll def­i­nitely be back next year, my lit­tle one has had a ball.”

John Edgar, chair­man of the Sum­mer­fest Com­mit­tee, was de­lighted to see so many smil­ing faces on Satur­day. He said: “We want to thank all of our spon­sors and ev­ery­one who came along on the day to sup­port us.

“We are al­ready look­ing for­ward to next year and hope it will be an even bet­ter event.”

Clare Haughey, MSP for Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang, was one of many lo­cal dig­ni­taries to at­tend Sum­mer­fest and con­grat­u­lated lo­cals on another won­der­ful event.,

She, said: “To­day has been another suc­cess for the Sum­mer­fest or­gan­is­ing com­mit­tee.

“I think Cam­bus­lang should be re­ally proud of Sum­mer­fest and the peo­ple who put in so much time and ef­fort over the years.

“They are to be com­mended. Well done to them all.”

Thank youFormer coun­cil­lor Clare McColl and out­go­ing MP Mar­garet Fer­rier were hon­oured for their hard work on be­half of the com­mu­nity

De­light­edMar­ion Cur­ley of Healthy n’ Happy re­ceives her award from James Kelly MSP

Ded­i­cat­edCoun­cil­lor Katy Low­den presents an award to staff of the Iona Unit

Con­grat­u­la­tion­sClare Haughey MSP and John Ti­money

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