Gordon Civic Week

Gordon Gala  Queen Amy Goodfellow with attendants Matthew Cove, Gemma Fullerton, Abbie Cooke and Christopher Johnston.
Gordon Gala Queen Amy Goodfellow with attendants Matthew Cove, Gemma Fullerton, Abbie Cooke and Christopher Johnston.

Gordon Civic Week got underway last Saturday with glorious weather for the Big Bike Out.

A Music Night followed in the Gordon Arms with local talent supporting Martin Stephenson. Thanks to Mark Barnett for organising this event.

On Sunday it was the Easy Peasy Toddle Out followed by The Family Bike Out and on Monday and Tuesday evenings, in the Cafe Obrigado, there was a Beetle Drive and Pictionary.

Finders Keepers won the Car Treasure Hunt on Wednesday evening with the booby prize going to Earl. Thanks to Gordon Primary School Fundraising Committee along with Kenny and Andy Nairn for organising this event.

On Thursday there was Family Rounders and by Friday night there was a slight change in the weather but that didn’t stop the fun at the Family Night and Crowning.

Roisin Armitage, last year’s Gala Queen crowned the 2016 Queen Amy Goodfellow with attendants Abbie Cooke, Gemma Fullerton, Matthew Cove and Christopher Johnston joining her on the stage. Thanks to Magnum Disco for providing the music.

Saturday morning saw the usual Open 7’s competition with the Outsiders beating the Insiders in the final. This event was kindly sponsored by K.S. Electrics.

A new event to the programme was a Teddy Bears Picnic which was held in the hall due to the wet weather. Thanks to Gordon Under 5’s and Toddler Group for organising this event and providing the yummy picnic.

Sadly the weather forced the cancellation of the Family Sports. At the Bowling Club a Quiz was held and proved to be great night with TJRAS the winners. Thanks to Jason Robson for compiling the quiz and showing some great dance moves along with Billy!

On Sunday the Family Church Service was held and thanks to Mark and Janice for taking this service.

Amy and her attendants were interviewed by Hannah Cockcroft MBE and Samantha Kinghorn who asked if they had enjoyed the events during the week...and their replies were yes.

Later in the afternoon it was time to dress up for the Fancy Dress Parade many thanks to Kerry, Hannah and Ian who had the difficult choice of selecting the Trophy winners as follows: Hunter Memorial Trophy for Most Original - Cadbury Heroes; John Yule Memorial Trophy for Most Humorous - The Kardashians; Nairn Memorial Trophy for Best Overall - Ken and Barbie; Redpath/Mitchell Memorial Trophy for Best Overall (under 16) - The Wizard of Oz; Gordon Civic Week Trophy for Best Overall (pre-school) - Little Old Lady who lived in a Shoe.

The parade was then piped along the street by Norrie Smith with Queen Amy and her attendants leading the procession.

The final event of the Civic Week was a Karaoke with Spectrum in the Bowling Club with some excellent singing - maybe a Gordon’s Got Talent (watch this space)!

The Scarecrow Competition theme this year was Children’s TV past and present and the winner was Sam Robson with the Magic Roundabout.

Many thanks to all who placed adverts in this year’s programme, to Border Embroideries, to all sponsors, also to Karen Nairn for compiling the programme over the last five years or more and to Tara Grey for producing this year’s programme. Thanks to everyone who helped during the week and also the committee who have worked hard to get the events up and running. Special thanks to Queen Amy and her attendants Abbie, Gemma, Matthew and Christopher for smiling through the sun and the rain - you all did the village of Gordon proud.