King’s Park gear­ing up for games party

Rutherglen Reformer - - News From The Pews - Dou­glas Dickie

King’s Park Church is not slow­ing down for the sum­mer, with one big event com­ing up on the back of their Great Get To­gether last month.

The church is host­ing its fourth an­nual com­mu­nity fes­ti­val on Mon­day, July 24.

First held in 2014 when the church held a Queen’s Ba­ton party, the gala event is part of King’s Park’s Com­mon­wealth Games legacy.

Ac­tiv­i­ties will in­clude bouncy cas­tles, face paint­ing, crafts, co­conut shy, jelly and ice-cream, hot dogs, ham­burg­ers and a ma­gi­cian.

Owl Magic will also make an ap­pear­ance with their mag­nif­i­cent birds.

Rev San­dra Boyd said: “No mat­ter the weather, al­though we have been ex­tremely lucky in the past, there will be fun and games in abun­dance.

“Why not en­ter­tain the chil­dren dur­ing the hol­i­days by bring­ing them along and en­joy­ing some time to­gether with your friends and neigh­bours from King’s Park and be­yond?

“There will also be a com­mu­nity ques­tion­naire, ask­ing lo­cal peo­ple what King’s Park Church can do in the lo­cal area for chil­dren, teenagers and adults.

“Please take two min­utes to com­plete this as King’s Park Church is here to serve our lo­cal com­mu­nity and every­one in it. “I look for­ward to see­ing you all there.” The church held the Great Get To­gether jointly with King’s Park Com­mu­nity Coun­cil on June 18.

Fine weather meant the pic­nic was held out­doors.

Com­mu­nity singing took place, along with a Glas­gow quiz, while a fire en­gine proved a real hit with lo­cal chil­dren.

The event was held to mark the mem­ory of mur­dered MP Jo Cox.

Rose­mary Kidd, chair­woman of King’s Park Com­mu­nity Coun­cil, said: “The chil­dren had lots of fun find­ing out some an­swers to the quiz, sit­ting in the fire en­gine and op­er­at­ing the hoses, with the help of the fire­men of course. “The church gar­dens were well wa­tered. “Lots of fun was had by all on this very spe­cial trib­ute to Jo Cox. “Thanks to every­one who came along to make it such a joy­ous time to­gether.” Do not miss next week’s Re­former for a spe­cial pic­ture fea­ture on the Great Get To­gether event.

The event is the church’s own Com­mon­wealth Games legacy

All to­gether The Com­mon­wealth legacy event is al­ways a hit at King’s Park Church

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