Cardenden Gala a success despite weather

Cardenden Gala parade
Cardenden Gala parade

DUE to the adverse weather on Sunday, all the Cardenden Gala events due to take place in the park had to be cancelled.

However, a number of activities did go ahad in Bowhill War Memorial Club, and all those who attended agreed it had still been a great day.

Leona Smith and Kory Mackenzie were crowned Gala Queen and King with the crowning ceremony conducted by Cllr Willie Clark.

The Gala parade then left from Bowhill club led by Kilts & More - Dysart & Dundonald Pipe Band, and the procession went to the entrance of Wallsgreen Park where gala bags were distributed.

They then paraded back up to Bowhill War Memorial Club where the festivities began in earnest.

Plenty of bargains were to be had at the car boot sale within the club, while Roblyn School of Dance from Kirkcaldy, accompanied by Michael Philip on the accordion, performed a superb Highland dancing display.

The W.O.T.T. Crew (previously known as the Slinky Chics) dazzled the crowd with a fantastic dance routine and there were also demonstrations from Bowhill Karate Club and children’s Zumba.

The entertainment was enjoyed by over 300 people who, despite the rain, still came out for an enjoyable day.

The highlight of the afternoon was a children’s disco provided by Lorraine Mullen and Craig Christie.

Alex Burns MBE, chairman of Cardenden Events Committee, said: “We were extremely grateful to the Bowhill War Memorial Club for the use of their facilities as this kind gesture saved the day.

“The committee is also grateful to Ore Valley Housing Association and John Gilfillan from Co-operative Funeral Care in Lochgelly for their valuable assistance.”

The committee is now working hard arranging a bus trip for older people iand will also be organising a pantomime, ‘Dick Whittington’, in Bowhill Community Centre, details toll be announced at a later date.