Street party was a success

Another successful Girvan Christmas street party has come and gone for another year.

Despite the freezing temperatures, crowds turned out in good numbers to support the annual event which is one of the highlights in the Girvan calendar.

Santa’s Grotto proved popular as always and kids were entralled by the many attractions on show including magicians and stilt walkers.

Stalls also reported good turns as the community once again showed how they come together to support events in the town.

Praise must go to the organising committee of the street party who ensured that this years event went ahead.

If the street party had been cancelled, it would have been another blow to the Girvan community who had already suffered with the cancellation of the Festival of Light this year.

The volunteers essentially saved the street party and spent endless hours ensuring that all the entertainment necessary was provided.

The Gazette agrees that it could be better and there are murmurings that it might be more successful if it was moved to a Saturday or Sunday. But these events need people and time to ensure that they are a continued success.

So next time you hear about a street party meeting for 2015, don’t think it’s too early, simply get involved in bringing ideas to the table.

Aword on William McEwan who won the Community Involvement award at the South Ayrshire Youth Forum awards this week.

The Gazette believes William’s award is more than deserved and this paper has seen first hand the amount of work and ideas William has put into the Girvan Youth Trust.

His work across all ages in the community, including his invaluable work with Tricia Watts at Age Concern is a real testament to his selfless character. William is sure to have more ideas to keep the Youth Trust thriving in 2015.