FLOATS and vintage cars left from Drymen School led by a band from Glasgow College of Piping kicked of Drymen, Croftamie and Buchanan Gala Day last Saturday (13 June).
The entourage made it’s way through the village to the football field where Fraser Robb welcomed everyone and introduced minister of Drymen Parish Church, Alex Macpherson, who judged the floats and vintage cars.
Winner of the floats was Croftamie Nursery and Drymen Under Fives – there were also wonderful floats from Drymen Primary and Buchanan Primary Schools.
The Gala Queen was Rhianna McInnes, and her attendant Orla Robb.
Sion Barrington was MC for the afternoon and did a great job.
Music was provided by both Loch Lomond Ukulele Orchestra and the pipes and drums of Glasgow College of Piping.
A Children’s entertainer and bouncy castles kept the children entertained, and there was football, children’s sports, Beat the Goalie (Donnie Watson) and tugs of war and a selection of stalls to keep all the family happy.
Alex Casteel ran a kid’s disco in marquee in the early evening, and afterwards there was adult entertainment with local bands.
Catering and bar were provided by Drymen Inn, whose burgers were extremely popular, with ice cream from Skoosh.
‘Energy Protectors’ from Croftamie Nursery and Drymen Under 5s shared a float to share important energy messages. Each child invented their own superhero and were able to share their message via their name and tagline. Superheroes on the day included “Bolt the Superdog – Bolt can use his superfast speeds to generate electrical energy as lightning bolts”
• words and pix courtesy of Anne Ewing, Carol Hemfrey. Walter Hemfrey, Croftamie Nursery & Drymen Croftamie & Buchanan Gala Day
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