Crowning glory for Queen Jordyn

Kinghorn Gala King and Queen with attendants
Kinghorn Gala King and Queen with attendants

KINGHORN Children’s Gala got off to a fine start in glorious sunshine on Sunday with the crowning of the 2013 Gala Queen, Jordyn Ferguson.

Fraser Moore, King, and cousin attendants Ines Cullinane and Rurie Peattie, were also coronated.

The crowning ceremony took place as part of the service in Kinghorn Parish Church during which Jordyn was crowned by last year’s Queen Nicola Kelter.

The service was well attended by the community and families of the Royal Party as well as local organisations including the Scouts, Guides, Cubs, Brownies, Beavers and Rainbows.

Dignitaries including Provost Jim Leishman, Councillors George Kay and Peter George, and community councillors Chris and Liz Mitchell were also there for the event.

The crowning ceremony was followed by the laying of a wreath at the village War Memorial and a ‘Queen’s Tea’ for the Royal Party, their families and guests at the Carousel.

The day was rounded off with an afternoon of family entertainment at the community centre where youngsters enjoyed playing on inflatables and a children’s magician.

Andy Menzies, chairman of the committee, said: “The Royal party had a fantastic day and everything went very smoothly, helped by the great weather.

“With it being a holiday weekend we were not sure what to expect, but there was a really good turnout on the day, and we were delighted that two former Queens from the 50s were there.”

Kinghorn Gala week continued with ‘Robinson Crusoe’ events on the beach including shelter building and cooking over open fires, and there will be a treasure hunt at The Ecology Centre tonight (Thursday) from 6.00 to 8.00 p.m., with a free shuttle bus from Kinghorn War Memorial between 5.45 and 7.15 p.m. Both events are being run by the Ecology Centre on behalf of the gala committee and funded by Scottish National Heritage.

Tomorrow (Friday) there will be a Teddy Bears Picnic with the Parent and Toddlers group at the beach if the weather is good or in the church hall.

The Gala Parade takes place on Saturday from Park Place at 10.00 a.m. followed by sports on the school field. The week ends with a Gala Party Night on Saturday night, and tickets are available from the community centre.