Ready, teddy, go at big pic­nic

Kids have fun with furry friends

Rutherglen Reformer - - Front Page - Dou­glas Dickie

Seven-month-old Molly Anne O’Brien was one of hun­dreds of res­i­dents from across Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang to en­joy the Friends of Cam­bus­lang Park teddy bear’s pic­nic last week.

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If you went down to the woods last week you were sure of a big sur­prise.

Well, hun­dreds chil­dren, par­ents, grand­par­ents, aun­ties and un­cles as Friends of Cam­bus­lang Park put on their teddy bear’s pic­nic. The event was a mas­sive suc­cess, with con­di­tions stay­ing warm and dry on Wed­nes­day, July 19. Claire Cameron and Anne Marie McKen­zie from South La­nark­shire Leisure and Cul­ture per­formed ac­tion songs and told sto­ries to a large au­di­ence while Project 31 came with colour­ing and cut­ting ma­te­ri­als for mak­ing teddy bear bands to put on chil­dren’s heads.

The pet­ting zoo also proved a mas­sive hit and Ed­ward Cais, chair of the friends group, said: “It’s al­ways won­der­ful to see the looks of sheer de­light on the chil­dren’s faces and to hear the squeals of laugh­ter as they stroke the wee an­i­mals on their lap.

“The chil­dren could also have small pa­per tat­toos ap­plied to their arms and have their hair sprayed.

“There were also some games to play, like throw­ing hoops over a cone or bean bags into a bucket.”

The com­mu­nity po­lice were also there to share in the fun.

By the end of the day, or­gan­is­ers reckon the teddy bear’s had brought along around 200 res­i­dents to en­joy the fun.

It’s al­ways won­der­ful to see the look of de­light on their faces

Story tell­ers Claire Cameron and Anne Marie McKen­zie from South La­nark­shire Leisure and Cul­ture en­ter­tained with ac­tion songs and sto­ries

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