Sun shines on this year’s Seamer Gala

All the fun of Seamer Gala ,face paint Brothers have a great day.Left to right Harrison and Isaac Machin with Elliot and Jacob Blurton.Picture Richard Ponter122663a

All the fun of Seamer Gala ,face paint Brothers have a great day.Left to right Harrison and Isaac Machin with Elliot and Jacob Blurton.Picture Richard Ponter122663a

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There was lots of fun on offer at this year’s Seamer Gala which was held over the weekend on the playing fields in the village.

There were lots of stalls, bouncy castles, challenges such as archery and golf, pony/donkey rides, face painting, fairground rides and live entertainment.

Organiser Alex Mattimoe said this had been the third year of the gala. She added: “It’s probably the biggest one, with extra stalls, that we’ve had.”

She said they were raising funds for sports facilities and Seamer School. “There is an it’s a knockout competition for the children and they get quite excited about that.”

Rebecca Penfold, from Seamer Pre-school, said that it had been busy and it was good to see so many people.

She added: “We are celebrating 25 years of the pre-school and here’s to the next 25 years.”

Karl Machin, of Pheonix Drive, said he was there with his young family. He added: “Our boys are at Seamer Pre-school – that’s why we are here. It’s a community event and it gets everybody involved.”

Leah Hunter, a seven-year-old from Seamer, had her face painted as a butterfly and said: “It’s a butterfly because I like them. I like the gala – I love it.”

In 2010 the event was officially opened by Scarborough’s West End star Ben Ellis will open this year’s Seamer Gala.

The event had recently been saved after a new organiser stepped in.

It was run by Seamer Sports Association – after former organisers, the Seamer and District Youth Centre committee, stepped down.