Locals delighted at Hopeman Gala return for the first time since Covid pandemic
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THE Hopeman Gala made a welcome return last week, with more than 40 events taking place over nine days.
After two years of cancellations, locals were delighted to see popular community event make a comeback. Gala committee member Nici Row said: “I think after the pandemic everybody was ready for the gala to return this year.
“It went really really well, it was actually my first gala but talking to much more experienced people – they said it was one of the best attended galas for a long time.
“Everybody was absolutely delighted with the numbers of the crowds, the weather was fantastic and the committee are amazing. They are such a hard-working team and pulled everything together. “
More than 40 different events took place over the nine day span, including the ever-popular sandcastle competition and fancy dress competition, plus several quizzes and discos.
Nici added: “The gala is a really positive thing for the community. Hopeman is an amazing place. We don’t have many people, but all the things that happen in the village are just absolutely amazing.”
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The Sandcastle Competition:
The Fancy Dress Competiton:
The Pet Show:
The Crowning of Hopeman Gala Royalty: