SUNNY weather made the reborn Meltham Gala complete.
The event was axed last year due to a lack of volunteers.
But that hiccup was quickly forgotten yesterday as sun blessed the fancy dress procession through the heart of the village.
The committee stepped down in April last year after finally becoming fed up with a lack of support.
The event had been running since 1978.
But the community rallied round to re-start the tradition.
Sport for all was yesterday's theme as the Gala Queen and King, Samantha Fomes and Alex Clarke, led the procession on to a sun-baked Broadlands Recreation ground.
There, It's a Knockout-style fun was on offer for everyone.
Last year's cancellation meant that 11-year-old Lydia Baxter was a gala queen without a gala to go to.
She was crowned village queen at a special May Day ceremony in 2003 and made a special guest appearance at yesterday's event.
Although the gala in 2002 was hailed a great success, the organising committee plummeted from 19 to nine volunteers - making their job impossible.
This year's committee was chaired by parish councillor Shirley Watson, who before this year's gala thanked individuals and local firms for their time and effort in resurrecting the event.