Port Seton Gala organisers ready to ‘down-size’

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Villagers in Cockenzie and Port Seton have been warned they may have to settled for a “scaled-down” version of their annual gala day in June.

Exasperated organisers say they are “flummoxed” by the lack of support this year, particularly from the parents of P7 pupils whose children make up the gala court.

Despite repeated warnings that the event could be cancelled without the necessary help, the gala committee is still desperately short of volunteers.

Only 11 parents turned out for a ‘last chance’ meeting held in the Thorntree pub on Monday night, leaving a shortfall of 15 stewards to supervise the float parade.

A further meeting will now take place in Port Seton Centre on Monday, April 28, in another attempt to get the numbers needed.

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