Gearing up for gala day

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Ballantrae Gala Party this year is Queen Jenna MacKinnon, King Adam Crawford, Attendants Zoe Stevenson and Jessica Orr and Pages Lewis Mawer and James McIlwraith.

The Football Competition will run from Tuesday, 28th June until the final on Friday 1st July in the recreational field.

The Parade of Floats and Fancy Dress and introduction of the Gala Party will be at 6pm on Friday 1st July in the recreational field. The football final will follow this. If this event has a poor turnout this will be the final year.

Gala Day will take place on Saturday, 2nd July in Recreational Field at 1pm. We have many events planned this year to ensure we have one of the best yet after the Gala hanging in the balance for 2016. So far we have a petting zoo coming with unusual animals, insects, spiders and snakes, a kids activity tent, old fashioned attractions as well as the many attractions we usually have. We are still getting the new ideas in from the younger and older generations so keep an eye out in local press and facebook for details. To book a stall please call Fiona Roper on 01465 831475.

The Family Gala Dance with Music by Destination Anywhere will be in the Community Centre 8pm on Saturday 2nd July. Anyone wanting tickets please phone Sharon on 07798710481 or Fiona on 01465 831475. Limited numbers and this sold out last year so be quick. The Bowler/Non Bowler will be held on Sunday, 3rd July at Ballantrae Bowling Green.

Ballantrae Gala and other events around South Ayrshire would like to thank Ayrshire LEADER Local Action Group for sponsoring 90% of the cost imposed on us by South Ayrshire Council and therefore enabling us to go ahead for 2016.

Ballantrae Community Association who run the Gala are always happy for new members and new ideas. All welcome to attend meetings and volunteer in helping at our events. Contact Sharon or Fiona on above numbers if interested. Every event we organise is for the whole community from baby’s to our eldest residents. The future depends of new ideas and willing volunteers. A year of planning goes into this event but it is worth it - I promise!