The volunteer army who make our summer

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By Cumbernauld News and Kilsyth Chronicle editor Jackie Mitchell

Our pages show that we’re very near to Gala Day season, so I think a shout-out is in order for the army of volunteers who make it happen.

Just imagine how much time it all takes - booking the appropriate licences with the council and co-ordinating safe, 
supervised processions with the police and roads departments; choosing the children who will form the retinue, and co-ordinating with the schools and families to ensure everyone knows just what they are doing; decorating the towns and villages along the routes; fundraising to make it all happen; stewarding the events on the big day, not to mention the army of people praying for sunshine! All in all, a very well done to everyone involved.