Crowds turn up Penninghame School Fete

There was fun and games for all at the Penninghame Primary School Fete last Saturday which was opened by Olympic curling bronze medallist Vicki Adams.

The dire forecast for the Saturday meant the Pals of Penninghame were well prepared and had the fete set up indoors on the Friday night, meaning everything which was already planned for outdoors was able to go ahead, apart from the tug of war.

Saturday 7th June'Penninghame School Fete'Vicki Adams with the silver medalists from the schools curling contest Adam, Robbie, Ryan & Fiona

Saturday 7th June'Penninghame School Fete'Vicki Adams with the silver medalists from the schools curling contest Adam, Robbie, Ryan & Fiona

Lee Forsyth kindly ran ‘Beat the Goalie’ up one of the school corridors and Andy Stewart managed to fit the new bouncy slide into the dinner hall. Other stalls included a bottle stall, baking stall, plants, hook a duck, lucky dip, pop up kitchen, old uniform, kids pocket money (which included items that the children had made in class), name the dog, choose the Commonwealth flag, face painting, nails and tattoos, ice lollies, and last but not least, they managed to set up the BBQ in a gazebo outside to cater for the hungry crowd.

Vicki Adams kindly came along and opened the fete and was a real sport. She oversaw the ‘curling’ final, had a go at beat the goalie, danced Gangnam style with the kids as well as taking time out and posing with all the kids for photos with them wearing her Olympic medal.

The road runner was again fantastic, keeping the party mood going along with his special guests, a yellow minion and Queen Elsa from frozen.

Primary 4-7 have been having a ‘curling’ competition in school with the final being played under the watchful eye of professional curler Vicki. P6 were victorious relegating P7 into second place. Vicki presented Robbie Mann, Adam Hughan, Ryan Hannay and Fiona Roddie with silver medals and Kyle Utting, Jo Jackson, Isla McCathie and Molly Dalrymple with their well deserved gold. Fiona Roddie presented Vicki with a bouquet of flowers as a thank you.

Representatives from, Galloway Mountain Rescue, the Ambulance Service and the Fire Service were also in attendance showing the children all the equipment they use in their professions. The organisers extend their appreciation to them as well as to the Co-op and all the parents, teachers, friends and families who contributed baking etc. to help make the event a success and to the estimated 150-200 people who attended the fete over the two hours.

Final figures are not tallied up yet as there are still a few expenses to be paid out but organisers reckon that they have raised approx £1200. A fantastic amount for a wet weather fete.

Pals of Penninghame aregrateful to everyone involved in making this another successful event which will allow them to help fund more equipment and trips for the kids throughout the year.