'Didn't we have a lovely time the day we went to..........the gala' as the song goes - ha ha well nearly!!
Wasn't it a fantastic day? The weather was brilliant again, sun shining all day, not a lot of wind. Everyone seemed to have such a great time.
The event was opened by Paddy Tipping accompanied by the local Boys Brigade band who did a great job.
We had some nice stalls selling all manner of things, cakes, plants, preserves, jewellery food etc and not forgetting the archery - thank you all for turning up.
The dog show was a great success thanks to Carol and her team, of Lincs Essex and Trent Boxer rescue who took over the running of it this year, it was a bit of an uphill struggle at first when they had to go round the field accosting people with dogs to get them to enter but it was worth it in the end, people were going away with lovely prizes kindly donated by Kennelgate. One of the best things about it too was that they raised some much needed money for their rescue. We have since had lots of comments from people walking their dogs on the field saying how much they enjoyed it. Thanks again, looking forward to you doing it again next year.
Dogs were also catered for by an agility course run by Paws and Feet who do dog training on the Bowling Green site every Saturday morning.
Again, the tombola was very popular, we almost sold out of the many prizes we had.
We had bands and entertainment such as Dante's daughters belly dancers, English Combat and White Tigers Kick Boxing, on throughout the event, more than we have had in previous years and everyone seemed to love it.
All in all it was a great family day out, we would like to thank all the public who came to support us, because of you, we were able to raise some much needed funds to carry on our work of improving the facilities and making it a better place for everyone.
We would especially like to thank the volunteers who turned up to help us on the day and the organising team. A particularly big thank you to Steve of the Park Rangers Department who always gives up his day off to come and help and also arranges for the loan of some of their marquees. Steve, you are a star!! Thank you so much.
All that leaves me to say now is.....see you next year!!