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Party in the park is being planned with picnic for the whole family
9:31am Thursday 17th May 2012 in Local news
A community picnic is to be held in Guiseley’s Parkinson Park to mark the Queen’s Jubilee.
Organisers are hoping the event will recreate some of the feel of the children’s gala which used to be held in the park. The picnic, from 2.30pm to 5pm, on Tuesday June 5, is being organised by the Friends of Parkinson Park.
The event, which will take place at the top of the Park – Little Kelcliffe – will feature family fun with a ‘follow the diamonds’ trail, and traditional games such as egg and spoon races, and welly wanging.
The public are also being invited to put forward their own suggestions for games from the days of the old gala. Any comments should be submitted on the Friends website before May 28.
A spokesman said: “As Parkinson’s Park starts to look like it’s old self, we thought we’d revive some of the old events. To start with, we’d like to bring elements of the Parkinson’s Children’s Gala back to life, only this time as a Jubilee picnic.”
Volunteers will be on site from 9am on June 5 to make sure the park is decorated. Organisers are throwing an open invitation to anyone who wants to come along and help put bunting on the bushes.
Anyone planning to attend the picnic is asked to contact the Friends by May 28. Call Chris Parapia on (01943) 877282 or e-mail email@example.com