New­ton Gala comes of age

Com­mu­nity turn out for 18th an­niver­sary event

Rutherglen Reformer - - Front Page - Dou­glas Dickie

New­ton Gala Day came of age when hun­dreds of res­i­dents came out to cel­e­brate its 18th year.

And it proved to be one of the best yet, with stalls sell­ing out and en­ter­tain­ment going down a storm.

De­spite windy con­di­tions, the com­mit­tee of the New­ton Vil­lage Res­i­dents As­so­ci­a­tion had ev­ery­thing ready to go for the event, which was held on Satur­day, June 24.

As­so­ci­a­tion social con­vener, Jeanette Adam, said: “It was ab­so­lutely fab­u­lous. The burger van sold out as did the tombola. Hardly any­one has any­thing left.

“The kids all had a great time as there was plenty for them to do.

“That was our 18th year. It’s con­stantly busy and each one is as good as the last.

“A great day was had by all. We are all shat­tered, but it was worth it.”

Look­ing for­ward, Jeanette said the com­mit­tee re­lied on the sup­port of the New­ton com­mu­nity.

“We’ll be going the next 18 years so long as we get the help from the lo­cal res­i­dents,” she said.

“One thing we need is more helpers.”

Fight­ing fit Bushido Karate Club put on a demon­stra­tion for the crowds

King of the swingers This young lad en­joyed the swing ride

Art at­tack This girl made use of the face paint­ing stall Top trio Th­ese pals had a great time at the New­ton Gala Day

Stall right now Liz Scott, Claire Anderson, Jim Adam and Emily Carr with chil­dren Kayla and Macken­zie at the bric-a-brac stall

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