Preparations in hand for Bridgend gala

Pic Lisa McPhillips 24/07/2013'Bridgend Gala Day'Queen Courtney Kelly and Chief Lady in Waiting Sarah Marr.
Pic Lisa McPhillips 24/07/2013'Bridgend Gala Day'Queen Courtney Kelly and Chief Lady in Waiting Sarah Marr.
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Preparations are well in hand for Bridgend gala day on Saturday, August 2.

Queen-elect Courtney Kelly (12) is becoming more excited - and slightly more nervous - with each passing day but is certain she’ll be fine for the village’s ‘‘grand day out’’.

‘‘I’m very excited, I can’t wait,’’ she told the Journal and Gazette this week.

Meanwhile her mum, Donna, paid tribute to their extended family who have worked wonders to ensure preparations have been seamless since Courtney was chosen queen-elect in February.

‘‘Her dad, Gary, has worked wonders as has the whole extended family and I’d also like to single out David and Moira Smart for all they have done.’’

Courtney’s brother, Dylan (7), is a Scottish soldier on the big day and chief lady in waiting Sarah Marr is also 
anticipating a great gala day.

Added mum Donna: ‘‘Work had been progressing well on Courtney’s arch until the weather broke on Tuesday but everything will be in place come August 2 I’m sure.’’

Bridgend Civic Week commences tomorrow (Saturday) with the gala day dance featuring Uncle Red Band followed by disco at Parzero (Bridgend Golf Club), 7.30pm tickets £5.

Other events: Tuesday, July 30, children’s races and barbecue, 6.30pm, Bridgend Community Centre; Wednesday, July 31, prize bingo, Community Centre, eyes down 7.30pm, tickets £1, please take your own cup; Thursday, 
Augsut 1, five-a-side football, top park (behind primary school), £10 per team kick off 6.30pm; Friday, August 2, pram race, £3 per pram, 6.30pm, Bridgend Community Centre.