Paulton ‘came out in force’ for Party in the Park
The sun came out and the wind dropped just in time to greet the people arriving to enjoy another Party in the Park. It was estimated that there were in excess of two thousand people who attended this annual event, although held a month earlier than normal.
After the welcome by George Batchelar, the Event Manager, Paulton Infant school dancers did a wonderful performance and were asked if they would do it again as it was so good.
During the afternoon people enjoyed the static Classic and Vintage car display, Zumba dancing, Move Dance and Fitness display and an amazing Martial Arts display.
Live music started with Paulton Concert Band, followed by Trash Casino, and ReD and continued until 9.30pm interspersed with Disco DJ – Wheels of Steel.
Pride in Paulton prepared wooden corgis for people to decorate and these were displayed in the park enabling everyone to see what amazing art work was produced by children and adults. It was a very busy area with children looking for their corgi so that they could have a photo taken beside it. This was a really great idea and added to the Platinum Jubilee theme.
Along with Greg and Kelly’s bar, there was Dave Willcox Jumbo’s Burgers and Baps, Fabrizzias Ice cream van and the ladies of K-Nit & K-Natter produced delicious cream teas and cakes, all of which provided a great assortment of refreshments for all to enjoy.
Paulton Parish Council held a cake competition and the village hall saw entrants for ‘Paulton’s Junior Star Baker’ and ‘Paulton’s Star Baker’. Jo Young was delighted to be asked to judge the cakes and had certain elements to consider - presentation, texture and taste and awarded Grace Rogerson winner of the ‘Paulton’s Junior Star Baker’ and Georgie Tyrell ‘Paulton’s Star Baker’. The winners each received a ‘Star Baker’ apron and cake slice which will be engraved as a reminder of the Platinum Jubilee.
There was a great variety of stalls, some to tempt you to spend a little money and some for information only. Children could enjoy arts and crafts, have a go at tennis, soft archery or use the very popular bouncy castle.
This was a really special Party in The Park to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and Paulton came out in force to make it a day to remember. Anne Lyons
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