A glorious return for Paulton’s Party in the Park

By Leah Smith in Community News

At least 2,000 people attended Paulton’s Party in the Park on Saturday, which was opened by the village’s very own celebrity and TV presenter, Martin Roberts, helped by Paulton’s Queen, Dorothy Bull, and organiser, George Batchelar.

The weather helped turn the event into the best ever Party in the Park, with old favourites and new attractions, ranging from a multiplicity of stalls, to Classic and Vintage Cars, an exhibition of work by local artists, tennis, netball, football, a dancing display by Paulton Infant School, Boogie Bounce, a performance by the Majorettes and a Martial Arts Display. One of the star attractions was the Football Penalty Shoot Out where young and old tested their skills. A beer tent, food from the Hub Grub and Dave Wilcox’s Burger Bar, along with ice-cream, tea and cakes ensured that no one went hungry!

Music was supplied by Paulton’s Concert Band throughout the afternoon, with local bands, Hard Shoulder and Parfanon, finishing off the event which ended at 9 p.m.

Many thanks are due to George Batchelar (Chair) and his committee members for organising the event. Speaking after the event, he said: “I am pleased the day went so well and so many people turned up and enjoyed themselves at what we think is our most successful Party in the Park to date.”