Sky lights up in Halfway

Fire­works dis­play hailed best yet

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Dou­glas Dickie

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

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