Maybole Gala - 2010
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The 2010 Gala King and Queen of Carrick are Robert McEwan and Alix Anderson of Cairn Primary

Gala King and Queen of Carrick Robert McEwan and Alix Anderson at Cairn

Attendants from Gardenrose Primary are Chris Parkin, crownbearer, and Rebecca McBride, lady in waiting

Attendants from St Cuthbertís are Zak Ro, crownbearer, and Ciera Campbell, lady in waiting

Sunday June 20 is the date of Mayboleís annual gala this year and preparations are nearly complete.

Any local organisation who would like to take a stall is asked to contact Margaret Landburgh as quickly as possible on 01655 882318.

The organisers, Maybole Community Association, would also like to hear from those who will be taking part in the gala parade. There is no specific theme this year so groups or individuals are free to do their own thing.

The parade, led by Maybole pipe band, will leave Carrick Academy at 1pm and head for the Glebe Park via Kiroswald Road and the High Street.

At the park the first event will be the crowning of the Gala King and Queen of Carrick who this year are Robert McEwan and Alix Anderson of Cairn Primary. Attendants from Gardenrose Primary are Chris Parkin, crownbearer, and Rebecca McBride, lady in waiting. From St Cuthbertís they are Zak Roy, crownbearer, and Ciera Campbell, lady in waiting.

On the park, as well as stall raising funds for local organisations, there will be inflatables, a bouncy castle, kids stalls, a roundabout, pitch and putt, pony rides, Uncle Billy, face painting, tattoos, hair braiding and much more. There will be music from the Tuesday Night Girls and dancing by pupils of the Chi-Kaz School of Dance and Maybole Majorettes and Dance School.

Officially, the Gala Week begins with a united service at Crossraguel Abbey a week earlier, June 13, at 2pm and everyone is asked to note the earlier time this year.

The Pet Show will be held at Ladywell Stadium on Tuesday June 15 at 6pm and again this has moved from the usual Thursday evening. Categories are Best in Show, Dog most like Owner, Happiest Dog, Fastest sitter, Noisiest Dog, Rabbits & Guinea Pigs, Cats, Ferrets ec.

The Gala Quiz has moved from the Monday evening and will be held this year on Thursday June 17 in the Maybole Arms at 7.30pm. Callum McKelvie will once again be the quizmaster and teams of four are invited to go along and take part.

Shopkeepers are also invited to take part in the Best Decorated Shop Window competition.

The orgainsers hope that it will be a real day of fun and everyone is invited to get dressed up and join in.