Let’s go for gold & party

Louise Lindsay is this year's Burntisland Summer Queen
Louise Lindsay is this year's Burntisland Summer Queen

ORGANISERS of Burntisland Civic Week 2012 are going for gold this weekend.

The annual event will officially launch on Saturday with the crowning of the Burntisland Summer Queen at noon followed by the parade through the Links and the High Street.

Louise Lindsay (10) is this year’s Queen and she will be supported by her entourage of Emily Boyle, Joana Barron, Tess Hadoke, Alice Stark, Morgan Stewart, Ellie Wilson, Lennon Jones and Adam Wilcox.

The theme this year is ‘The Olympics and Paralympics’ - it was chosen by pupils at Burntisland Primary.

Links party

After the parade, led by Burntisland Pipe Band, there will be the party on the Links which will feature the popular W3L Wrestlers - sponsored by Briggs Marine - who proved to be a main crowd-puller at last year’s event.

Also included as part of the entertainment will be a mini Olympics ‘Try and See’ and this will involve youngsters aged between five and 12, trying out the javelin, shot putt and hurdles.

As well as a visit by Kingdom of Fife Falconry, which will present their birds of prey to children between noon and 3.00 p.m, there will be clowns, dancers and the Kingdom FM roadshow.

The Party on the Links will run until 3.30 p.m. followed by the Children’s Playgroup Disco in the Toll Centre from 4.00 to 6.00 p.m. and the Summer Queen Disco in the Parish Church Hall from 6.00 to 10.00 p.m.

In the event of wet weather, all activities will be moved inside the two halls at Burntisland Parish Church.

Other Civic Week highlights include: an Adult Comedy Evening on Friday, June 22 in the Jubilee Tavern, sponsored by Arnold Clark.

It will feature comedian Patrick Monahan, winner of ITV’s ‘Show Me The Funny’, with support from Reg Anderson and Richard Pulsford as MC. Doors open at 7.30 p.m for 8.00 p.m. This event is now sold out.

The annual Burntisland Civic Week Dance, featuring Joe’s Band, is on June 23 at the Kingswood Hotel at 8.00 p.m with tickets from Tikasam Handmade Cards and Crafts in the High Street. And the official Civic Week Quiz is in the Sands Hotel on June 24 from 9.00 p.m.

The Links car park will be shut at 9.00 p.m. on Friday, June 15 due to the Civic Week parade and party. It will re-open on June 16 at 4.00 p.m.