Portaferry Gala has attempted to encourage interest and willingness to support float entries from Portaferry and other areas via a public meeting on 28th March, 2 posts on social media as well as a writing to all prospective sponsors. Thanks must go to the two family/friendship groups and the community group that have registered their intention to enter floats and two other groups which are considering participating. Currently two bars have confirmed they are not entering and the others have not yet registered their intentions.
Lack of community interest leaves the Gala Committee in the difficult position to decide if a float parade is a realistic option this year. Time is now of the essence as we need to progress with associated arrangements for security, traffic management etc as well as inviting the marching bands etc.
This is a last call for the community to support our efforts to stage this key Gala event which attracts thousands of spectators. Unless there is an influx of interest within days Portaferry Gala Float Parade 2019 is in jeopardy.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to register an interest.