Abronhill Gala Day hailed a success

Abronhill High Gala Day, Cumbernauld - Queen Gillyan Cullen, with princesses Rebekah Coulter and Rebecca Stevenson
Abronhill High Gala Day, Cumbernauld - Queen Gillyan Cullen, with princesses Rebekah Coulter and Rebecca Stevenson

ABRONHILL Gala Day continues to be the highlight of the area’s social calendar what ever the weather.

The sun was a no-show but that didn’t prevent non-stop enjoyment being the order of the day - from the starting point at St Lucy’s Parish Church hall where locals were out in force.

Chloe Kavanagh who came second in Abronhill Gala Day's fancy dress competition

Chloe Kavanagh who came second in Abronhill Gala Day's fancy dress competition

There,they joined a giant procession which snaked its way to Abronhill High School - with Gala Queen Gillyan Cullen at the helm. Queen Gillyan was ably assisted by her princesses Rebekah Coulter and Rebecca Stevenson – and the trio did Abronhill proud!

The same was true of Abronhill Regeneration Forum who have spent months organising this very special event which showcased a wonderful selection of activities.

These were as varied as cheerleading, martial arts, crafts, live music -and naturally the obligatory bouncy castle made an appearance!

Co-ordinator Jenny Burgon who works at Abronhill Housing Association said: “This probably wasn’t the best gala day we have ever had simply because of the weather but it was still a great day and I have to say that everyone seemed to be thoroughly enjoying themselves.”

Jenny added: “I should also point out that we made a £500 profit from the event which will go towards our playparks fund.”