A big thanks to those who came along to Fiddler’s Green for some Gala Fundraising ! Hope you enjoyed yourselves and we’ll see you at the next fundraiser.
Mary has led the Gala Team always there behind the scene,
Never the one to be standing out, She’d never moan and seldom shout
Mary knew what needed done and was always there for everyone
She never ever made a fuss and was an inspiration to the rest of us
She led the team for ten long years, she proved her worth she was so strong
The Gala she built up each year, a new show there, a new act here and with Mary leading we had nothing to fear
The Gala runs for seven days and has changed for the good in many ways.
Mary was always thinking ahead, next year could be better she often said, we’d answer ‘aye’ and shake our heads
Mary started Galaween and what an even this has been
She took it to Exploris park and turned the dark into a glow-park
She knew this was the perfect site and as usual she was right!
To see those kids was sheer delight as they
watched the fireworks light up the night
Christmas was next in her head and for this the plans she laid
The tree, the lights and Santa’s place, she’d work away at such a pace
She could have won the ten mile race.
Mary has now stepped down and given someone else the crown
The Gala will always be in your debt for you’ve been a leader we’ll never forget
We wish you all the very best as you now enjoy your well earned rest.
Portaferry Gala Committee