It will take place on Saturday, June 15 - get that date in your diaries now.
Back in February, a heartfelt plea was made to the community to help raise the sum of around £2000 that it takes to finance the gala each year.
There was a generous response, albeit from a narrow 60/70 strong band of "usual suspects". And, although the £2000 figure has not been reached, it was decided at a meeting on March 25 that the gala should proceed, possibly on a smaller scale if necessary. Organiser Margaret Strang said: "The money pot is a bit less than usual so there may be no frills this year but there will be lots of fun and, with a bit of luck, plenty warm sunshine as well."
Once that momentous decision was made, a whole host of tasks had to be accomplished, not least the process of liaising with the schools to find this year's Gala Queen and her retinue. Entry forms for the Royal Party should be returned to the Library by April 17. The gala will be led by the Central Scotland Police Pipe Band and the parade will follow its usual route, with extra colour and razzamatazz provided as usual by the Fancy Dress competition.
Local VIPs are needed as the gala's guests of honour and, if anyone has someone in mind, they should get in touch with Margaret Strang (email: firstname.lastname@example.org). All nominations will be considered.
There is also a need for more helpers to come forward and give a few hours of their time, both on the day and in the build-up to the event.
It is hoped to have both the Cross Country racing and the Football tournament. And there could be a return of the popular Tug O' War event. Similarly, it's planned to have the ever-popular Michael More Barbeque and the Foresters beer tent.
Centre stage will be demonstrations from the many talented people who use our local community centre - the Karate Club, the Dawn Fraser Dance School, Cambusbarron's Line Dancers and Blues Tap Dancers.
And, of course, the Cambusbarron's Got Talent competition will be as big a crowd pleaser as ever.
Any comments, ideas, offers of help, requests for a stall etc should be a dressed to Margaret Strang (see email address above) or a message can be left for her at the Library.