Gordon Civic Week: fantastic family fun

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Gordon Civic Weekend has once again been a great success mainly due to the dry weather and the large crowds at all the events.

Festivities started on Thursday night with the popular Family Rounders.

Friday night saw the crowning of the 30th Gordon Gala Queen 2014 Megan McGuire by last years’ Queen Cara Neary. Those taking part were Megans attendants, Rebekah Cove, Grace Dawes, Jack Semple, Struan Bowie and Finlay White. The ceremony was followed by music from Magnum Disco.

Saturday’s Walking Treasure Hunt was won by the Crazy Cove Hunterswhile the booby prize went to Mellerstain Maddies. Thanks to Kirsten Johnson for compiling this event.

K.S.Electrics sponsored the Open 7’s Football Competition which was won by Since 1902 beating Taits Tornadoes in the final. Thanks to the referees for taking charge of this event.

It was time for some fun at the Family Sports sponsored by Rutherford Shiell and Partners. The Eva Forsyth Trophy for Pre School was won by Rhea Simpson and runner-up was Aiden Blackie. The Doug Purves Junior Mile (Under 14) was won by Struan Bowie with Cairn Robson runner-up. Open Mile winner was Matthew Neary with Gavin Hamilton runner-up.

To end the night it was eyes down at the Bowling Club for Prize Bingo with Spinal

The Family Service was held at St Michaels Church on Sunday morning then after lunch it was the highlight of the weekend - the Fancy Dress!

Judges this year were Queen Megan’s mum Claire along with Paul and Suzanne Utterson who had the difficult task of choosing winners.

Results were: Hunter Memorial Trophy (most original) - Lone Ranger and Tonto; John Yule Memorial Trophy (most humorous) - Gordon FC 50 Years On; Nairn Memorial Trophy (best overall) - Harry Potter; Redpath/Mitchell Memorial Trophy (best under 16) - Minions on Tour; Gordon Civic Week Trophy (best pre school) - Following in Our Mummies Footsteps 20 years On. Thanks go to Norrie the Piper who lead the parade,

The evening was rounded off with a Karaoke at the Bowling Club. Thanks also to Made at the Barn for donating the trophy and medals for the first ever Scarecrow Competition which proved very popular with 17 scarecrows to be judged. Results were: 1. Yule Family, 2. Wheeler Family, 3. Robson Family. Well done to everyone that entered this competition.

The committee would like to thank everyone who supported and helped at all the events and good luck to Megan and her attendants when they head off to High School after the summer holidays - you did the village of Gordon proud.