The organisers of Fettercairn Gala were forced to postpone their long-planned event last weekend, due to high winds.
Despite valiant attempts to erect the beer tent and burger stall it quickly became apparent it was not going to happen, and any thoughts of putting up the marquee were quickly abandoned due to strong winds at the Public Park.
It was back to the drawing board for the committee and a decision was taken to reschedule for Saturday June 20. Most of the advertised activities will still take place including the Bouncy Castles for the youngsters.
Organisers are also delighted that Mrs Janet Buchanan-Smith has kindly agreed to come back again on that date to open the Gala Day. The team are very appreciative of such a generous jesture.
One event did take place on the day and that was the 7 ends Bowling competition, which was won by Jim Smith of Edzell with Robert Smith St Cyrus as the runner-up. It was a sure bet that a ‘Smith’ was going to win the competition.
The committee has lost some of its volunteers with the change of date, but are confident they will be able to replace them with new volunteers. They are looking for a different set of volunteers to do baking and help with the teas, as the ladies of the W.R.I. have already done their stint. If anyone can help out please phone Helen Thomson on 01561 340309 or see any committee members.
There was an excellent turnout at the Gala Bingo, with teas provided by Queen Elizabeth Court. While the Gala Concert, would have benefitted from a larger audience, it did not detract from the enjoyment of the evening. The beautiful voice of Kirsten Tomlinson, singing her way through the songs from the 50’s to the 70’s made for a brilliant evening’s entertainment. One teenager, who was an unwilling member of the audience originally, thought it the music was great.
Kirsten’s husband Jock was on hand to help compere the evening. Teas were provided by the Lunch Club. Thursday evening saw ‘The Duck Race’ being a separate event again followed by teas provided by the Curling Club. There were also games and activities for the youngsters. This was hailed a success, with even the adults doing wordsearches and quizzes .
A sincere thanks to everyone for their support of the Gala, and we look forward to seeing you again on June 20, as we try to reach our £2,000 target for Gala Week.