Jun 26 2008 by Sandra Walls, Hamilton Advertiser
Fun at Glassford gala day
THE GLASSFORD Gala took place last Saturday where a bright morning encouraged local children to dress up for the walking party.
The nursery class from Glassford Primary School, came in third place for their float, with a healthy eating promotion theme.
Runners-up, for fancy dress was the party named ‘Glassford Goes to the Movies, from Station Road, where the children dressed up as their favourite cartoon and film characters.
Snow White and The Glessart Dwarfs, from Avon Crescent, took first place for their efforts as the doomed Disney princess and the famous seven.
The official gala court procession, led by Danny Sneddon, the Gala Queen’s dad, was followed by Strathaven and District Pipe Band and the single horse-drawn carriage carrying the Gala Queen Laura Sneddon (12), and her Lord Matthew Smith (12), both P7s from Glassford Primary School.
They were followed by the walking party and arrived for the crowning of the Gala Queen at the Alston Street Playing Fields at 1pm.
After the crowning ceremony, the gala was open for all to enjoy the stalls, raffles, kiddies games and rides, tombola, home baking and refreshments.
After 3.30pm the crowd started to head off due to inclement weather.
Organiser of the Glassford Gala, Christine Waddell said: “It was a full turn out with good weather in the morning.
“And was a successful day that went smoothly with no hitches.
“The Gala committee would also like to thank the people in the village for donating the delicious home baking, with proceeds from the bake sale going towards the cost of next year’s gala.”
Many colourful pictures were taken to commemorate the day, here are just a few.