High noon for Crowle’s town mayor at gala

Councillor Ron Stewart
Councillor Ron Stewart

New Crowle town mayor Ron Stewart is prepared to be pelted with wet sponges for a good cause.

The mayor, who instigated the new Crowle and Ealand Gala, to take place on June 21 and 22, will be placed in the stocks at noon on Saturday. He will be joined by Isle police officers and youth service leaders.

The weekend event involves all sections of the community. Coun Stewart was supported by the town council in arranging it on a much bigger scale than anything staged previously.

He said: “There is culture, sport, arts, music and fun for everyone. The only appeal I make is for people to come and support it. The results of various competitions will be announced at a later ceremony.”

Activities include craft demonstrations, five-a-side football plus family sports at Windsor Park, stalls, displays, rollaball in the market place, art exhibitions, concerts, a treasure hunt at Ealand Park, a White Hart beer festival, a heritage trail walk and a baking competition. Scarecrow and dressed wheelbarrow competitions have been organised by Crowle Allotment Society.

Concerts include Scunthorpe Co-op Junior Choir on June 20 with entry by programme at St Owald’s Church, three acts at the Methodist Chapel on Saturday evening, priced £5 to include refreshments, and Cool and Country at Ealand Victory Hall on Sunday night, with pie and peas thrown in.

The fire brigade, LIVES first responders and community groups will all host displays on Saturday at Market Place.

And a car boot sale will be held in St Norbert’s School grounds from 10am to 2pm. Call 01724 710249 for details.