A long-running community celebration will go ahead this year despite fears it faced cancellation.
Cove’s 40th gala had been put in jeopardy due to a lack of volunteers to run the popular family event.
In November the Evening Express highlighted that if new committee members didn’t come forward for the celebration it might have to be cancelled.
An appeal has been made online to find more members of the community willing to get involved with a stark warning that this year could be the last.
It said: “On the day there will be a parade of the Gala princesses from our local primary schools.
“We would also like to hear from past Gala princesses to help make the 40th Gala day even more special.
“The Gala day is a family event so there is loads for everyone and for all ages. We will have Elsa and Anna as our mascots on the day.
“Don’t forget that we will also have events in the run up to the big day to help us raise funds as well as raise awareness of the Gala day
“The committee have struggled this year to get volunteers.
“If you’re interested in helping out in any way please do get in touch.
“Our next meeting, which is open to all, will be on Wednesday, March 15.
“Without your involvement this could be the last Gala for Cove – any help is appreciated and much needed.”
Kincorth, Nigg and Cove councillor Andy Finlayson said: “I am very pleased to hear that people have come forward and joined the committee so the long-standing Cove Gala can go ahead next year.
“I will be very happy to support them in any way I can for the event.”
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn paid a surprise visit to the gala last year as part of a campaign to remain within the EU.
The gala is set to take place on Saturday, June 3, at Loirston Primary School.
Anyone wanting to find out more information on how to get involved is asked to contact the group’s dedicated Facebook page.