Kinghorn gala goes for gold

Bananaman from Kinghorn Gala of 2011
Bananaman from Kinghorn Gala of 2011

entrants in this year’s Kinghorn Children’s Gala are going for Gold with a sports-themed fancy dress parade in honour of the Olympics.

And the Gala Committee is busy carrying out the final preperations for this year’s event which is being held slightly later to avoid clashing with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, and will kick-off on Sunday.

Organisers are hoping for a good turnout to the event because, for the first time, the crowning of the Royal party, Queen Nicola Kelter and King Dylan Ritchie, will take place as part of the annual church service at 11.00 a.m. followed by a wreath laying at the war memorial at 12.15 p.m. and the fancy dress parade will start from Park Place at 2.00 p.m. reaching the Community Centre for 3.00 p.m.

Annie Crow, gala committee chairman, said: “We’re hoping that with both events on the same day everyone in Kinghorn will come along.

‘‘The parade was full of colour last year and with new organisations like Cowdenbeath majorettes taking part, it should be even better this year.”

The parade will finish with children’s entertainment including face painting and bouncy castles at Kinghorn Community Centre.

Other popular events such as ‘Kinghorn’s Got Talent’ and the sports races will take place later in the week, alongside new events including a children’s tennis competition and an adults’ rock evening.

The action-packed week ends with the Gala Party next Saturday.

Tickets for all events will be sold on a first come first served basis from 2.00 p.m. on Saturday at Kinghorn Community Centre.

>> For a full copy of the programme see the gala website: