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The Galloway News - - WEEKENDTIC­KET - An­drew McNair

Ca s t l e Dou­glas Civic Week has been branded a “huge suc­cess”by or­gan­is­ers.

A week of fun and games cul­mi­nated in a day of cel­e­bra­tion for Dou­glas Day on Satur­day.

The best in pa­rade prize was won by Boots and their Wiz­ard of Oz themed float.

The pro­ces­sion was fol­lowed by an ac­tion packed day of en­ter­tain­ment in Lochside Park which cul­mi­nated in a fire­works dis­play over Car­ling­wark Loch.

A spokes­woman said: “This year’s Civic Week was a huge suc­cess and the com­mit­tee would like to thank all who spon­sored events, made do­na­tions or gave gift vouch­ers and raf­fle prizes for the week. We would also like to thank all the vol­un­teers who came along to the events to help out.

“The sup­port and en­thu­si­asm of ev­ery­one in­volved was amaz­ing and each event was well at­tended.

“We are par­tic­u­larly grate­ful for the large turnout of en­trants for the pa­rade. We hope ev­ery­one had a great week and look for­ward to see­ing ev­ery­one again next year.”

Their en­thu­si­asm for the event was echoed by mem­bers of the pub­lic.

Paula Muir said on the or­gan­is­ers Face­book page: “Well done to the civic com­mit­tee. What a fabulous week and yes­ter­day’s turn out was bril­liant, the park was buzzing and the fire­works were awe­some!”

Moira Miskim­ming added: “Had a great day again on Dou­glas Day thanks for all your hard work. Even the weather held up.”

Re­sults Over­all pa­rade win­ner: Boots – Wiz­ard of Oz. Adult lorry: 1 Boots – Wiz­ard of Oz; 2 Tesco – Smurfs; 3 Sol­way Car Club. Chil­dren’s lorry: 1 Trea­sure Is­land Nurs­ery, Su­per­heroes; 2 Kim Glover, Karen Baird and friends, Happy Birth­day Roald Dahl

Adults walk­ing: 1 Twe rk i n g Wi t c h e s , Elaine Mur­doch; 2 Ali­son Richard­son and friends; 3 Ath­lete En­hancer, Al­bert Con­nelly. Chil­dren’s walk­ing: 1 Chicks and Weans, Ni­cola Stur­geon’s Shop­ping Bas­ket ; 2 Jill Black­wood, Rio Car­ni­val 2016; 3 Mar­ion Cunningham, Young Young Farm­ers.

Oth­ers: 1 John Thom­son, Dum­fries and Gal­loway Vin­tage Ma­chin­ery Club, Fer­gu­son 35 Trac­tor and Massey Har­ris Mower; 2 Sandy Cal­lan­der, Dum­fries and Gal­loway Vin­tage Ma­chin­ery Club, David Brown 880 Trac­tor ; 3 An­drew Brown, Dum­fries and Gal­loway Vin­tage Ma­chin­ery Club, David Brown Crop­mas­ter Trac­tor.

Best dressed bike or scooter, over­all win­ner: Brooke Neeves. 1st up to seven years: Lois Craig. 1st 8–12 years: Brooke Neeves. 1st 13– 16 years: Sol­way Sharks. 1st adults: May and Jackie Craw­ford.

Shop win­dow com­petion: 1 The Tof­fee Shop; 2 Mad Hat­ter Cafe; 3 Th­reave Home Hard­ware.

Hid­den Ar­ti­cle re­sults: 1 Milly Al­li­son, Cas­tle Dou­glas; 2 McKen­zie Crosby, Cas­tle Dou­glas; 3 Sarah Roth­well, Bal­maclel­lan; 4 El­lie Gib­son, Borgue; 5 Abby Fen­wick, Gelston.

Prin­ci­pals Dou­glas Lad Micken­zie Mitchell and Lass Natalie Reeves

Colour­ful The Rio Car­ni­val en­try for the Civic Day pa­rade

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