Sky lights up in Halfway
Fireworks display hailed best yet
Organisers of the Halfway fireworks display have hailed the 2017 event as the best yet.
An estimated 1,500 people turned out to watch the 25-minute display, which was put together by community group Particp8 Overton and the 217th Gilbertfield BB company.
Volunteers from Particp8 were on hand with buckets for a collection, with the group members being “humbled” by the response from the public.
Organisers were also thankful to DJ Dantheman who stepped in at the last minute to save the show after the original DJ could no longer make it.
Another late addition to the evening was Lorraine McHendry who acted as MC and kept everyone entertained throughout.
Particip8 secretary Jim Walker said: “All credit goes to Glenn Jamieson and his team of BB officers for all the hard work, time and effort that goes into that 25-minute display.
“We must also give a big thank you to local residents for their patience in the face of all the drivers who did not heed our warnings to park well away from the venue.
“Last but not least, Councillor Walter Brogan and the teams of volunteers from the BB, Particip8 and Halfway Community Council for stewarding, collecting, hot dog and hamburger vending and the sales team for their outstanding contribution.
“The event could not have gone ahead without the support and financial contributions from local schools parent councils, residents associations, Halfway Community Council, groups and clubs.
“Local businesses AB2000 Ltd, CCG Ltd, Rutherglen and Cambuslang Housing Association, Morrisons supermarket, Bardykes Chemicals, MacIntyre Fencing, Alan HepworthSolicitors, Joe Nelson Funeral Care, and Keedwell (Scotland) Ltd all stepped up to the mark and we are very grateful.”
All photos courtesy of DJ Dantheman