A regular column from Tulip Radio’s Jan Whitbourn.
Last Sunday the People’s Parade Committee organised a family fun day for humans and canines in aid of Guide Dogs for the Blind.
The event featured an immensely popular dog show, a car boot sale and involved a range of local charities.
Tulip Radio organised the stage entertainment, guiding guests through a packed programme of live music.
The event was held to raise awareness of the People’s Parade and to help the committee formulate plans for next year.
Everyone enjoyed the stage entertainment, which featured a diverse range of local artistes and showed just how talented many local people are. The enthusiastic audience seemed to love all aspects of the show.
Puppies, pooches and their pet parents were out in force for the sponsored dog walk in the morning. In the afternoon four-legged cuties ranging from pint-sized puppies to extra-large lovables took part in the Novelty Dog Show with categories including cutest puppy, waggiest tail and a funny one, the dog who most looked like its owner!
Face painting, bouncy castles, food and craft stalls and a dog agility show added to the family fun day. The local Polish school came along to offer a range of activities for the kids and a tasting table, giving us the chance to sample some Polish delicacies.
We hope the day provided a useful springboard for the People’s Parade Committee to consider how best to go forward next year. We wish them every success in their deliberations and feel sure this will be another great event next year. If you would like to see some pictures of the event go to www.tulip-radio.co.uk.