More than 1,200 people were partying in the park

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More than 1,200 people boogied on down to Springfields Events Centre on Saturday night for Bakkavor’s Party in the Park.

Live bands and singers included QEII, the Queen Tribute Band, The Sensational Soul Band, The Wild Boys 80s Band and solo singer Dennis Hannant.

Families took picnics or enjoyed on-site refreshments such as a hog roast – and it all came to a close with a big firework finale.

The event, which kicked off with a family fun day for employees, is the biggest in the calendar for Bakkavor at Spalding and will guarantee a big pay day for its charity of the year, Gosberton House School, which mainly caters for autistic children.

Bakkavor staff shop committee chairman Terry Moore said: “We work really hard to make this a fantastic event for our employees, their families and the local town.

“It was great to see the number of people who work at the site come to our family fun day and we were thrilled that over 1,200 people joined us in the evening for our Party in the Park in support of Gosberton House School.”

One happy spectator told us: “It was the first time I had been to a Party in the Park and it was a great way to spend a Saturday night.

“Lots of families enjoyed a picnic in the sun and everyone rushed forward to have a 
good old boogie when QEII came on. Loved the fireworks too.”

Earlier in the day, families from Gosberton House School were special guests at the funfair.

The funfair was also enjoyed by employees and their families – and there was a fun-filled It’s A Knockout tournament for employees.