BENARTY has hit the jackpot with £10,000 of lottery money to spend on kids events at this month's gala.

And organisers said the cash boost had come at just the right time after "a very turbulent few months".

The Benarty Events Group are now looking forward to a fantastic community gala on Sunday June 30 with a parade, funfair, displays and much more at Lochore Meadows.

Chairman Eddie Easson said: “The group have received this fantastic donation in recognition of the previous galas and the recognition that our community is in need of assistance.

"This will go a long in easing the financial burden of the group.”

All nursery and primary school children will soon receive a free gala ticket including a wristband for all the rides.

Tickets priced at £2, which include the wristband, are also on sale to the general public at various outlets, including the Community Shop and the Benarty Centre in Ballingry, Domestic Bliss in Lochore and Costcutters in Crosshill.

The group have tried to make the gala as affordable as possible and Eddie added: "It is advisable to get your tickets now as they are going to sell out very quickly. Rides wristbands on the day are £5.

"The gala this year is a superhero theme and we are encouraging the young and old to dress up.

"There will be prizes for the best dressed superhero."

The parade leaves Benarty Centre at noon and will be led by the Lochgelly High School Pipe Band on its way to the Meedies.

Various other bands, floats and groups will also be marching.

At the country park there will be an array of charity and business stalls, an armed forces area and various displays in the arena including martial arts and police dog handling.

Eddie said: “Each year we try to bring something different to the gala and this year we have, for the first time, an art and photography gallery.

"The gallery is open to anyone who would like to display their work. We also have for the first time a wrestling troupe coming with a finale of a royal rumble.”

Last year’s gala attracted more than 8,000 visitors to the park and it's one of the big three annual events they put on, together with Rockore and the Benarty Pipe Band Competition.