Maybole Gala 2004
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Maybole’s gala day last Saturday was a real fun day despite the clouds and threat of rain. Susan Whiteman, chair of Maybole Community Association who organise the annual events, thanked everyone who took part saying, “A lot of hard work and co-operation went into the parade and we would like to express our appreciation to everyone." Maybole Pipe Band led the parade off from Carrick Academy to Glebe Park followed by a horse drawn carriage carrying the town’s royal couple, floats walkers cars and, bringing up the rear, Dalmellington Brass Band. New to the parade this year was Starburst the stiltwalker. At the park Councillor Andy Hill officially opened the gala and then Jami Brown was crowned Queen of Carrick By Councillor Alan Murray and Jack Wallace was crowned King by Cathy Jamieson MSP. The new king and queen are P7 pupils at Cairn Primary. Their attendants were St Cuthbert’s pupils Kerry McKeown (Lady In Waiting) and Jamie Cron (Crown Bearer); and Gardenrose pupils Erin McGarry (Lady In Waiting) and Joe Cree (Crown Bearer). Cairn Primary (Animal of the world) was judged best float with St Cuthbert's Primary (Grease) runner-up. Best walking group was Gardenrose Primary, second were 2nd Maybole Brownies, third were Maybole Majorettes & Dance School. Highly commended were the Tiny Tots playgroup, 1st Brownies and local scouts, cubs and beavers. Fancy dress prizewinners were: Under 5s – 1 Kaitlin Barrie (Snow person) 2 Kayley Campbell (Bill & Ben) 3 Jake Hearton 5 – 12s – 1 Connor McClung (Clown) 2 Jinny Collie (Icicle) 3 Lee Cairns (Hedgehog) Adults 1 Michelle McDowall (Grease) 2 Sharon Robb (Zebra) Joane Anderson (Snowlady) Other competition winners were: Best dressed shop window 1 Pickens 2 Scuples 3 Rosebank Fruit shop Quiz 1 Carrick Sports Club B 2 Maybole Men’s Health Forum 3 Carrick Sports Club A Best kept garden 1 Mrs Kenyon 2 Ian Hearton Afterwards there was a whole range of entertainment which included Maybole Pipe Band, Maybole Majorette and Dance School, Aileen Robertson School of Highland Dancing, Dalmellington Brass Band, and pop group Haze. Children were well catered for by several performances by Uncle Billy, races and a tug of war competition as well as side shows and slides. Mrs Whiteman was pleased with the number of local people who turned out for the gala and how things had gone in the run-up to it. She said: "Our service at Crossraguel the previous Sunday was a wonderful start to our gala week and we had great fun at our team quiz night. "The pet show was very successful too, with lots of people bringing along their pets and joining in the fun." Susan thanked everyone who took part in making sure the gala ran smoothly with special thanks to local police, South Ayrshire Council, Carrick Round Table, Mitchell and Struthers employees, Jim Bryan for his PA expertise, and Co-operative Funeralcare for their car. From the Ayrshire Post. June 2004