Gordon Civic Weekend was deemed a success despite the wet weather the village suffered over the weekend.
Friday night began with last year’s Queen Beth Redpath crowning the 2012 Queen Teigan Scobbie.
Joining Teigan on the stage for the crowning ceremony were her attendants Alice Fairbairn, Eliana Capstick, Jasmine Bowie, Katrina Smith and Rosie Holley. Music for the evening was supplied by Magnum Disco.
Saturday witnessed the Open 7’s Football Competition being played on a very wet pitch, The competition was won by Cabbages and Ribs who defeated Meatloaf Syndicate after a penalty shoot-out in the final.
Unfortunately the wet weather forced the cancellation of the Family Sports but later that evening along at the Bowling Club it was eyes down for the Prize Bingo, then music from Gordon’s very own Ewen Robb.
Sunday saw the Family Service at St Michael’s Church when Callum Airlie was among the congregation.
Callum was the village’s Olympic Torchbearer and he brought in the torch for everyone to see and to hold. There was also an Olympic Torch from 1948.
In the afternoon the Fancy Dress Parade was held. The judges for this event were the Gala Queen’s parents, Scotland’s Six Nations rugby player Lee Jones and his girlfriend Charline Joiner who is the Commonwealth Silver Medalist in cycling. Both couples found it a very difficult task in choosing the winners.
Results were: The Sandy Hunter Memorial Trophy (Most Original) - Lovely Jubilee; The John Yule Memorial Trophy (Most Humorous) - Embarrassing Bobbies; The Nairn Trophy (Best Overall) - Shrek; The Mitchell/Redpath Memorial Trophy (Best Overall under 16 years) - Don’t feed the Pandas; The Gordon Civic Week Trophy (Best Overall pre-school) - Little Miss Sunshine, Little Miss Naughty and Mr Strong.
The weekend finished with a karaoke at the Bowling club which was voted a great success and the biggest cheer of the night went to five-year-old Darcy Robson singing ‘Old McDonalds Farm’!
The committee would like to thank everyone who supported all the events over the weekend, local businesses for advertising in this year’s programme and a special thanks to Queen Teigan and her attendants who did the village proud.