Lenzie Galafest 2019


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Nonna’s Sponsor Blog 2019

NONNA’S KITCHEN DISH UP SUPPORT BY SPONSORING THE 40TH LENZIE GALA 

Nonna’s Kitchen, translated as “Grandmother’s Kitchen” in English, have once again demonstrated their commitment and gratitude to the community of Lenzie by sponsoring the 40th community gala day, GalaFest 2019. 

When you think of Nonna’s, or grandmothers for that matter, both recall a warm, caring and loving environment which create a feeling of nostalgia and where great food, company and laughter come together to create wonderful memories that will stand the test of time. It is fitting that Nonna’s Kitchen are supporting us in our 40th year as we reminisce on the history of the Gala Day and what it has meant to the community over the years. Much like our own Grandmother’s (and Grandfathers) who have also contributed to making this day a great success since 1979. 

This valued sponsorship contributes to a wonderful day for all the community and reflects the team at Nonna’s who want to help us to enjoy it for many more generations to come. 

Lynne Jhangeer, Sponsorship Team Leader, had this to say: 

‘When the team at Nonna’s confirmed that they would be able to support the 40th Lenzie Community Gala Day I was ecstatic. As a business with an extensive customer base of Lenzie residents it reinforced why so many local people, including myself, choose to support them. As a valued Friend of Lenzie GalaFest we cannot thank Nonna’s Kitchen and their team enough for helping us to secure and stage Lenzie community Gala day’s 40th celebrations, Galafest, this year. Without businesses like Nonna’s and the individuals within them then we would not be able to host this great community event.” 

Established in 2013 Nonna’s Kitchen you can expect traditional Italian dishes just like our Nonna’s use to cook with a slight modern twist. Within the tranquil surroundings of Kirkintilloch’s canal you’ll find our brand new restaurant, where you can enjoy exceptional authentic Italian cuisine. Everything from mouth-watering pizzas and pastas to tantalising steaks and seafood is cooked to perfection, Nonna’s way. 

Fraser Craig, Company Director at Nonna’s said: “The team at Nonna’s really value our community, customers and groups like GalaFest who are trying to make a difference. We are delighted to be on board and know that it will be a great success”. 

Lenzie GalaFest will be held at Lenzie Rugby Club on 24th August 2019. The procession will leave from Lenzie train station at 12pm and the event will run until 4pm. Lenzie GalaFest is a local event brought to you by Lenzie Community Council, a small team of dedicated volunteers and our wonderful sponsors, which is designed to bring together and celebrate the community of Lenzie. We are respectfully inviting all members of the community to secure a sponsorship package to ensure that the team can continue to deliver this event year on year – find out how you can help to secure the future of this great community event by contacting lenziegala@gmail.com.

Glasgow Osteopaths Sponsor Blog 2019

GLASGOW OSTEOPATHS HANDS ON APPROACH TO SUPPORTING THE COMMUNITY AND LENZIE GALAFEST 40TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS 

Glasgow Osteopaths are behind the Lenzie GalaFest fortieth anniversary celebrations as a valued sponsor and community team player. With many years combined experience the practice has a branch close to Lenzie Train Station. Osteopathy is a well-established approach to health care, which is based on a unique system of clinical diagnosis and manual treatment. A caring approach and attention to the individual are particularly important. 

Lynne Jhangeer, Sponsorship Team Leader, had this to say: 

“Glasgow Osteopaths are very much behind the Lenzie GalaFest fortieth anniversary celebrations by sponsoring the event to ensure that we can make the event bigger and better for the whole community to enjoy. As a popular business within the local community it is important that we are able to showcase what their involvement contributes to when staging an event like this. Sponsorship from local businesses like the team at Glasgow Osteopaths helps us to secure more acts, amenities and also to increase our under cover tent space to ensure that the gala can continue to go ahead in the event of inclement weather. We don’t want the community to have to worry about the weather, just that they are having a great time and are enjoying what it means to be a part of this great community”. 

Glasgow Osteopaths have clinics in Lenzie, Paisley and Glasgow City Centre and are specialists in Back Pain, Sports Injuries, Work Strain, Pregnancy, Headaches, Neck Pain, Sciatica, and Arthritic pain, Poor Circulation, Shoulder Pain and Jaw Problems 

Lenzie GalaFest will be held at Lenzie Rugby Club on 24th August 2019. The procession will leave from Lenzie train station at 12pm and the event will run until 4pm. Lenzie GalaFest is a local event brought to you by Lenzie Community Council, a small team of dedicated volunteers and our wonderful sponsors, which is designed to bring together and celebrate the community of Lenzie. We are respectfully inviting all members of the community to secure a sponsorship package to ensure that the team can continue to deliver this event year on year – find out how you can help to secure the future of this great community event by contacting lenziegala@gmail.com.

MacGregor & MacDuff Sponsor Blog 2019

MACGREGOR & MACDUFF DRESS LENZIE GALAFEST ROYAL FAMILY FOR 40TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS 

MacGregor & MacDuff have rallied to support Lenzie GalaFest’s 40th anniversary celebrations by agreeing to supply traditional highland dress for this year’s male members of the royal family Gala Champion, Kai Kahlon- Andrew, and our Page Boy Jack Hood. 

Established in 1979, in the same year as the first Lenzie Community Gala day, MacGregor & MacDuff has its own family orientated backbone running through the business. Established by Mr MacGregor and Mr Scollin the business was acquired 24 years later by three ambitious brothers in 2003. These three brothers David, Gerald and Dominic Capaldi have taken the business to the dizzy heights of multiple stores, Internationalisation, bespoke tartans and to become the brand that we all know and love today. 

Lynne Jhangeer, Sponsorship Team Leader, had this to say: 

“To have MacGregor and MacDuff on board to dress our Gala Champion and Page Boy is something that is very special to team GalaFest and it has never been done before. We can’t thank them enough. The boys have thoroughly enjoyed participating in the buzz in the lead up to the event and will surely feel very special in their lovely kilts on the day as we celebrate our 40th anniversary of community spirit to mark this special occasion”. 

MacGregor and MacDuff have stores in Glasgow City Centre, Glasgow West End, Prestwick, Manchester, London and New York and also boast an impressive e commerce site as well. 

Lenzie GalaFest will be held at Lenzie Rugby Club on 24th August 2019. The procession will leave from Lenzie train station at 12pm and the event will run until 4pm. Lenzie GalaFest is a local event brought to you by Lenzie Community Council, a small team of dedicated volunteers and our wonderful sponsors, which is designed to bring together and celebrate the community of Lenzie. We are respectfully inviting all members of the community to secure a sponsorship package to ensure that the team can continue to deliver this event year on year – find out how you can help to secure the future of this great community event by contacting lenziegala@gmail.com.

Coda Estates Diamond Sponsor Blog 2019

CODA ESTATES CELEBRATES 10th ANNIVERSARY BY PLEDGING TO SUPPORT 40th LENZIE GALA AS A DIAMOND SPONSOR 

This summer Coda Estates of Lenzie are excited to be celebrating ten years in business in the same year as the 40th anniversary of Lenzie community gala day, rebranded Lenzie GalaFest last year. With such a positive and enthusiastic approach to both business and the community the team at Coda have once again contributed to ensuring that this great family event can continue for another year. 

Coda was among the first to commit to sponsorship in 2018 as the inaugural headline sponsor of GalaFest having bought into the new vision for the celebration very early on. It is the support of businesses like Coda and their teams that will ensure that we can keep this tradition alive and to enable the future generations of the community to enjoy it as we have. 

Coda’s sponsorship will allow us to expand on the new marquee feature from last year by doubling it to two marquees for this year’s GalaFest. The marquee was exceptionally popular last year and the valuable support of CODA will mean that we have even more space to celebrate, shop, network and shelter should the weather turn against us. 

Lynne Jhangeer, Sponsorship Team Leader, had this to say: 

‘The team at Coda are celebrating their tenth anniversary in business this year and we were so grateful that they continued to show their support again this year to GalaFest. It is testament to the Sharon and her team there that they have cultivated an award-winning reputation by not only supporting their clients but also by being equally invested in the local community. The passion and enthusiasm that team Coda showed last year by supporting this event, even going all out to decorate their windows last year, really demonstrates how keen they are to nurture the community spirit in Lenzie by taking part in the celebrations just by being good fun. We are looking forward to seeing what they bring to this year’s GalaFest celebrations.” 

Established in 2009 by Sharon Cooke, Coda Estates offers a depth of local knowledge and experience in sales and letting. Having received many positive reviews by clients over the years and industry awards, it is no surprise to many that that the company’s innovative and energetic approach to their clients continues to impress. 

Lenzie GalaFest will be held at Lenzie Rugby Club on 24th August 2019. The procession will leave from Lenzie train station at 12pm and the event will run until 4pm. Lenzie GalaFest is a local event brought to you by Lenzie Community Council, a small team of dedicated volunteers and our wonderful sponsors, which is designed to bring together and celebrate the community of Lenzie. We are respectfully inviting all members of the community to secure a sponsorship package to ensure that the team can continue to deliver this event year on year – find out how you can help to secure the future of this great community event by contacting lenziegala@gmail.com.

PSS Stonework&Landscaping Sponsor Blog 2019

PSS STONEWORK & LANDSCAPING LAY THE FOUNDATIONS TO HELP CELEBRATE THE 40TH LENZIE GALA DAY IN STYLE. 

PSS Stonework & Landscaping have stepped up to the challenge for the THIRD time to support Lenzie Community Council by way of valued sponsorship to ensure that Lenzie’s Community Gala day, GalaFest, is able to commemorate its 40th year in 2019. 

As a great Friend of Lenzie GalaFest since 2017 the team at PSS felt that it was part of their social and corporate responsibility to “give something back” to the local community who have supported them in their journey since starting out in 2013. PSS have cultivated a great reputation for exceptional, quality work at a fair price and often go the extra mile to ensure that their customers are truly getting value for money and that they are happy with the project once it has been completed. This is demonstrated by a full order book for the first time in 2019. Their support of Lenzie GalaFest really is testament to that culture within the organisation and how seriously they take their contribution to the community. 

PSS’s sponsorship will enable the team at Lenzie GalaFest to ensure that the whole day can be one for the community to remember. Every year the team at Gala HQ must start off their gala journey for the following year by fundraising again from zero. It’s the support of businesses like PSS within the community that really make the difference as to whether the day can go ahead or not. 

Paul King, Gala Convenor, had this to say: 

“The team from PSS provide not only financial support for the Galafest but provide man power to help set up the day and after closedown. Without this sort of community spirit the Gala could not go ahead. A huge thanks to the team for the continued support.” 

Established in 2013 team PSS are specialists in the erection, maintenance and restoration of new and existing stonework. They also offer a hard landscaping service in Lenzie and surrounding areas. 

Raymond & Mario, Company Directors at PSS Stonework said: “We are always delighted when we can support Lenzie GalaFest. It’s the one day of the year that we can relax with our families, the rest of the team and meet up with clients to socialise and have fun. If our contribution to the event helps in some small way, then it makes us happy and proud to be a business within this great community.” 

Lenzie GalaFest will be held at Lenzie Rugby Club on 24th August 2019 from 12-4pm to celebrate our 40th anniversary. It is a local event brought to you by Lenzie Community Council, a small team of dedicated volunteers and our wonderful sponsors, which is designed to bring together and celebrate the community of Lenzie. 

We are respectfully inviting all members of the community to secure a sponsorship package to ensure that the team can continue to deliver this event year on year – find out how you can help to secure the future of this great community event by contacting lenziegala@gmail.com.

Cedar Nursery Sponsor Blog 2019

CEDAR NURSERY SUPPORT LENZIE GALAFEST AS VALUED SPONSOR TO SUPPORT CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES FOR 40TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS 

Cedar Nursery are among a number of local business who have stepped up once again this year to support the local Lenzie GalaFest celebrations now in its fortieth year. Cedar Nurseries support will contribute to an additional marquee space to provide an internal seating area and much needed cover for children’s races in the event of inclement weather as well as a meeting space for families to gather and discuss which great stall to visit next. 

With families and community members at the heart of everything that Lenzie GalaFest tries to achieve it is quite fitting that Cedar Nursery are proudly on board to be supporting this event for the second year in a row. At Cedar Nursery outdoor play is an important aspect of play and learning, with children encouraged to be outdoors every day in all weathers, experiencing the seasons and observing the changes that occur. This is also very important to team GalaFest and the support of Cedar Nursery ensures that we can make this our focus on gala day itself as well. 

Lynne Jhangeer, Sponsorship Team Leader, had this to say: 

“Cedar Nursery have excellent values which also align very well with what GalaFest try to achieve on the day as well. By supporting us as a sponsor we can ensure that we can keep this event free to all attending and more importantly that we can still have our children’s activities which have had to be cancelled over the last two years when the weather turned. We can’t thank Siobhan and her team enough for supporting us to keep this family and community orientated event and absolute staple on the local events calendar”. 

Lenzie GalaFest will be held at Lenzie Rugby Club on 24th August 2019 from 12-4pm to celebrate our 40th anniversary. It is a local event brought to you by Lenzie Community Council, a small team of dedicated volunteers and our wonderful sponsors, which is designed to bring together and celebrate the community of Lenzie. 

We are respectfully inviting all members of the community to secure a sponsorship package to ensure that the team can continue to deliver this event year on year – find out how you can help to secure the future of this great community event by contacting lenziegala@gmail.com.

Billingtons Sponsor Blog 2019

BILLINGTONS STEP UP TO THE PLATE TO DELI-VER DOUBLE HELPINGS OF SUPPORT FOR LENZIE GALAFEST 40th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS 

Multi Award winning local Deli, Billington’s of Lenzie, have stepped up to the plate again this year to bolster support of the local community gala day, Lenzie GalaFest, by sponsoring the event and returning with our favourite Lenzie Gin. 

Known and loved locally for homemade, handmade, artisan and locally sourced produce Mark and Sue Billington, along with their friendly team, are avid supporters of local community groups and events. It is this dedication to the community that inspired them to create their unique artisan gin, Lenzie Gin, inspired by botanicals that grow locally on Lenzie Moss. A favourite fixture from last year we are delighted that they will be returning this year to mix things up and delight us with even more surprises. 

Billington’s themselves take pride in creating a warm, cosy and relaxed atmosphere for residents to enjoy fine wines and food and have firmly stamped their mark on the community by constantly being a great neighbour, community ambassador and supporter by creating exciting events to keep the local foodie experts of Lenzie coming back for more. 

It is evident that the passion for their business and community will no doubt help to cultivate a wonderful atmosphere at this year’s Lenzie GalaFest 40th celebrations. With two marquees this year in our new field layout you will find Mark and Sue tantalising the taste buds of many gala visitors this year and make sure that you pop along to say hello to them. 

Lynne Jhangeer, Sponsorship Team Leader, had this to say: 

“We loved having Billington’s return as one of our exciting vendors at last year’s Lenzie GalaFest. To have them returning this year is even more exciting and we can’t wait to see what they have in store for us. Billington’s presence there is so much more than just to allow the community to have a great day out but it also symbolises their commitment to the event itself and we could not be more grateful to Mark, Sue and their team for supporting us in this way”. 

Established in 2012 by owners Mark and Sue, Billington’s of Lenzie sell a large range of wonderful homemade and personally sourced artisan, dairy & gluten free products. From breads to chocolate, ice cream, cakes and desserts, organic fruit and vegetables to meats, cheese, olives, fresh pasta, oils, vinegars, sauces, and a fine selection of wines, beers and spirits. 

Mark Billington, Company Director at Billington’s said: We are delighted to support the Gala again this year, and have Lenzie Gin among others available for tasting. It’s always a great event and wonderful to see the whole community have fun. 

Lenzie GalaFest will be held at Lenzie Rugby Club on 24thAugust 2019. The procession will leave from Lenzie train station at 12pm and the event will run until 4pm. Lenzie GalaFest is a local event brought to you by Lenzie Community Council, a small team of dedicated volunteers and our wonderful sponsors, which is designed to bring together and celebrate the community of Lenzie. We are respectfully inviting all members of the community to secure a sponsorship package to ensure that the team can continue to deliver this event year on year – find out how you can help to secure the future of this great community event by contacting lenziegala@gmail.com.

Golden Pheasant Sponsor Blog 2019

GOLDEN PHEASANT CONTINUE FRIENDCHIP WITH LENZIE GALAFEST AS SPONSOR FOR 40TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS 

The Golden Pheasant have strengthened their Friendchip with Lenzie GalaFest (see what we did there!) to support the celebrations for the second year in a row. In addition to this they will also be bringing traditional Fish and Chips to the event, a much loved foodie favourite, to our street food court. 

Established in around 1965 the Golden Pheasant has established itself as a firm, family favourite amongst Lenzie locals, families and their beloved pets. It is this great energy and support from Scott and his team that demonstrates why many people choose the Golden Pheasant to eat, socialise and enjoy each other’s company. Just on the outskirts of Lenzie, a scenic walk across the local golf course is one way to get to this popular bar & restaurant & makes the refreshments all the sweeter. 

Lynne Jhangeer, Sponsorship Team Leader, had this to say: 

‘Scott and his team at The Golden Pheasant couldn’t wait to be a part of the 40th anniversary celebrations again this year and we are grateful that this dedication to the community and the event will help to contribute to the costs involved in keeping this family friendly tradition alive. We are looking forward to a nostalgic trip down memory lane with Fish and Chips. Quite appropriate really for a community party celebrating its fortieth anniversary.” 

The Golden Pheasant is a family friendly bar and restaurant situated in the small village of Auchinloch just outside of Lenzie, with beautiful views over the roaming Green Campsie Hills. Established in 1965, Scott and his team took over in 2013 to reopen this much-loved community pub and restaurant after a short closure. It has since grown from strength to strength and offers a variety of delicious meals, bar snacks, entertainment nights and the odd tipple which includes a wide range of speciality spirits & all the old favourites too! Scott & his team also offer a wide range of catering services through their sister company First Class Catering & are resident caterers at Lenzie Golf Club. Further enhancing their place in the Lenzie community. 

Scott Mackie, Company Director at The Golden Pheasant said: “We are absolutely delighted to be involved with Lenzie Gala day for the second successive year. We had great fun last year and are hoping for an even better day this year! We have tailored our food offering slightly to incorporate Fish and Chips, a cornerstone of our menu at the pub! We have a great relationship with local fish merchant John Vallance and only use the finest quality fresh haddock. Don’t take my word for it though, pop down and see us on the day for a taste! “ 

Lenzie GalaFest will be held at Lenzie Rugby Club on 24th August 2019. The procession will leave from Lenzie train station at 12pm and the event will run until 4pm. Lenzie GalaFest is a local event brought to you by Lenzie Community Council, a small team of dedicated volunteers and our wonderful sponsors, which is designed to bring together and celebrate the community of Lenzie. We are respectfully inviting all members of the community to secure a sponsorship package to ensure that the team can continue to deliver this event year on year – find out how you can help to secure the future of this great community event by contacting lenziegala@gmail.com.

Rasoi Sponsor Blog 2019

RASOI INDIAN RESTAURANT AND DELHI SPICE UP LENZIE GALAFEST 40TH CELEBRATIONS BY DEMONSTRATING SUPPORT AS A SPONSOR FOR SECOND YEAR RUNNING. 

In India Rasoi means kitchen. The kitchen is the most important room of an Indian household. This is where the family come together to chat, relax and eat and there is always something good cooking on the stove. Over the last few years Rasoi and their amazing food have become synonymous with Lenzie Gala, now known as GalaFest, celebrations and this year looks set to be no different. The team at Rasoi have pledged their support yet again to ensure that we can deliver a great event for the whole community by sponsoring the event for the second year in a row and by expanding their food offering in the form of Street food. 

The company’s own website makes a statement that “like any good curry, Rasoi Lenzie has taken time” which is something that parallels with Lenzie GalaFest and our rich history of forty incredible years delivering great events by volunteers for residents in and around Lenzie to enjoy. The new format of Lenzie GalaFest is respectful to its traditional roots and holds dear that the local people and businesses of Lenzie can create something quite brilliant when they come together. 

Lynne Jhangeer, Sponsorship Team Leader, had this to say: 

‘To have Rasoi celebrating with us and sponsoring us is just a brilliant result for the community. Not only will it ensure that the 40th celebrations can go ahead but the much-loved foodie favourites of Rasoi will also be available for all to enjoy on the day or on the way home after what looks set to be a brilliant day. The team at Rasoi have outdone themselves again and their energy and enthusiasm for making the event enjoyable is contagious. We are delighted to have team Rasoi on board for 2019.” 

Established in 2011 by owners Pravesh & Rahul, Rasoi Indian restaurant and Deli is proud that their head chef Guru and his team source ingredients mostly from local farms and butchers, to cook and create exquisite traditional Indian dishes of the highest quality. Rasoi also incorporated the famous and popular Delhi Express where you can pop in for a takeaway, order in advance or for home delivery. What’s more they don’t only deliver curries. Rasoi can deliver wine with your food as well. 

Rahul Randev, Company Director at Rasoi said: “We are delighted to once again to be coming along to Lenzie Galafest 2019, this event just gets bigger and better each year and is a fantastic 

opportunity for us to get out and about in the community! Our Head Chef Guru has been with us since before Rasoi opened in 2011, he himself takes a great deal of pride in cooking for the people of Lenzie and along with his team will have even more to offer this year! We can’t wait to see what lies in store for Galafest 2019, it’s sure to be a terrific day come rain or shine! “ 

Lenzie GalaFest will be held at Lenzie Rugby Club on 24th August 2019. The procession will leave from Lenzie train station at 12pm and the event will run until 4pm. Lenzie GalaFest is a local event brought to you by Lenzie Community Council, a small team of dedicated volunteers and our wonderful sponsors, which is designed to bring together and celebrate the community of Lenzie. We are respectfully inviting all members of the community to secure a sponsorship package to ensure that the team can continue to deliver this event year on year – find out how you can help to secure the future of this great community event by contacting lenziegala@gmail.com

Gala Entertainment

SINGING KETTLE CREATOR ARTIE TREZISE HEADLINES CHILDREN’S ENTERTAINMENT BILL AT LENZIE GALAFEST

Lenzie GalaFest are delighted to announce that we have partnered with First Group to bring along Artie’s Tartan Tales as the main children’s entertainment act to the event this year.

Artie’s Tartan Tales” is a unique, interactive musical show, created and performed by the founder and star of the children’s entertainment phenomenon “The Singing Kettle”. If you remember going to these shows as a youngster then this is an event not to be missed. Artie’s Tartan Tales weaves traditional children’s stories and songs into an engaging and entertaining experience for all the family and will be run in three half hour sessions across the afternoon from a dedicated entertainments tent and the best thing of all is that the tickets to enter will be free.

Lynne Jhangeer, Sponsorship Team Leader, had this to say:

“I first saw Artie’s Tartan Tales at another event and knew that we had to bring this unique offering to be a part of our 40th anniversary celebrations. The three, FREE sessions for children and families will cater to kids of all ages and this is kindly supported by First Group. I remember many a trip to see The Singing Kettle as a youngster and the GalaFest team are really excited to welcome Artie to Lenzie. We hope that the families within the community really enjoy it.”

Artie and his beloved wife Cilla started working together in the early 70’s as a folk duo with tours across the UK, Europe, USA, Australia and the Far East proving just how popular their music and personalities were. This led to the formation of their company called Kettle Records and in a short twelve month period the duo went from performing in small theatres across the country to a Christmas session at the Royal Concert Hall.  During this time they held the box office record of 32 sell-outs there and went on to hold the record at the Scottish Exhibition Centre too. Add in some more touring with 200 shows per year, a DVD, TV opportunities and fifteen years of memorable performances Artie set out on his solo shows in 2013 and continues to ensure that children continue to enjoy the great songs we’ve come to love for years to come.

Artie gives us his thoughts on the day itself:

“I really love doing shows in the community and the Lenzie Gala Show is right up my street.  It’s a busy day for everyone so it’s nice to be able to drop in with the whole family for a wee singalong.  The shows are quite short for good reason.  It is ideal for those who can only stay a short time but for those who want more they can stay on for the next show because they are all different.  For me it’s the idea opportunity to meet the audience in an intimate setting.”

Lenzie GalaFest will be held at Lenzie Rugby Club on 24th August 2019. The procession will leave from Lenzie train station at 12pm and the event will run until 4pm. Lenzie GalaFest is a local event brought to you by Lenzie Community Council, a small team of dedicated volunteers and our wonderful sponsors, which is designed to bring together and celebrate the community of Lenzie. We are inviting all members of the community to secure a sponsorship package – find out more by contacting lenziegala@gmail.com

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