Jubilee fever building in Market Deeping

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BUNTING is already flying in Market Deeping as Queen’s Diamond Jubilee fever sweeps the town.

The celebration was a hot topic at the town’s annual meeting last week.

Deputy clerk to the council Dawn Jarvis said: “People are already getting excited.

“We hope the day will be a celebration for the whole community to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee – and that we achieve a traditional feel to the event.”

The council-funded Picnic in the Park is being held on John Eve Field from midday on Monday, June 4.

It is an open invitation to every resident in Market Deeping to gather with their picnics and enjoy a day of free entertainment to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the coronation of the Queen.

There will be traditional games, a tug of war, vintage fair rides, inflatables, a fully licensed bar and food stalls.

Although Market Deeping does not have a beacon, the plan is to light a bonfire at 10pm when it gets dark

More teams are needed to take part in the tug of war.

Dawn said: “You have to be over 18, but men and women are welcome to form teams of eight.”

Organisers are also appealing for volunteers to help on the day as marshals.

Dawn said: “This could be an opportunity for anyone in the town who is alone that day but would like to take part to come and join us.

“We want everyone to have a fabulous time.”

Anyone who would like to enter a tug of war team or volunteer as a marshal should email the organiser, Coun Jess Fraylich, at jess@fraylich.co.uk or call the council on 01778 343170.