Village set for gala day fun

CARDENDEN is preparing to host its second traditional children’s gala on Sunday.

Following the outstanding success of last year’s event, organisers will be holding the gala once again this weekend at Wallsgreen Park, Bowhill.

The 2011 event was the village’s first gala day for 15 years and saw an estimated 1000 people enjoy the festivities and members of Cardenden Events Committee hope people will turn out again this year to support the event.


Sunday’s activities will start at the Bowhill War Memorial Club at 10.30 a.m. with a competition to select a gala king and queen, followed by a fancy dress competition with both contests being judged by the village’s local councillors.

A procession will then leave Bowhill Club for Wallsgreen Park at 11.40 a.m, led by the Dundonald and Dysart Pipe Band with the newly crowned king and queen.

Goodie bags will be distributed to ticket holders on arrival at the park before the gala will be officially opened by a special guest.

Activities set to take place in the park during the afternoon include senior and junior boys’ and girls’ championship with trophies for the winners; children’s races; beat the goalie and highland dancing.


There will also be side shows and car boot tables and it is hoped there will be a karate display and performances from the Slinky Chics and Zodiac Dancers.

The pipe band will also entertain the crowds during the course of the afternoon.

Alex Burns, chairman of the events committee, said: “Everyone is asked to join the parade at Bowhill Club with the pipe band to Wallsgreen Park.

“And there is still a number of limited gala bag tickets available, priced at £1, which can be purchased on the day of the gala on a first come first served basis.”

In the event of adverse weather there will be a children’s disco held in the Bowhill War Memorial Club.