Although the weather forecast was pretty shaky, we enjoyed a lovely afternoon at the annual fair in Chalcot Square.
As usual the Paraiso School of Samba brought the whole thing to life with their music, costumes and vibrancy. A huge thanks to all our volunteers who helped at the fair this year and to Airdrie Greenway for organising the volunteers.
Thank you also to all the shops and businesses that kindly provided gifts and donations, which we sold, auctioned or raffled (see p 4). On-stage entertainment included the Paraiso, Pitta Patta dance, Catherine’s Ballet, the Rock Choir, the Scratch Band and Jim Mulligan doing his thing for the auction. Lots of stalls, traditional sideshows and Punch and Judy shows kept everyone busy. It was a terrific family-friendly event, and we look forward to putting it on again next year.