Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Community Picnic

Queen’s Jubilee Community Picnic Invitation

Come and join your neighbours in a community picnic to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.   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 with games for all the family.

The event will be held on Tuesday, 5th June 2012,  2,30-5pm,  at the top of the Park (Little Kelcliffe).  There will be family fun with a ‘follow the diamonds’ trail, and traditional games such as egg and spoon races, and welly wanging.  If there are games you’d like to see included from the old Gala days,  please let us know before the 28th May in the comments below.

The food and drink will be afternoon picnic food, supplied by all the neighbours who come – we’ll put it all together and share it out amongst everyone.   However, what we would particularly like is for people to include a favourite family recipe in the picnic –  Grandma’s chocolate cake,  Aunty Jane’s cheese scones,  or your Mother’s cheese relish sandwiches.  Bring the recipe as well, and we’ll include it in a Guiseley Family Recipe Book – you can look through it on the day,  and we will then get some copies printed up.  We will supply cold fruit squash, but if you would like other drinks then please bring you own.

For clothing,  wear what you like,  but if you can make it a combination of red, white and blue, all the better.   There will be prizes for the best outfits.

For seating,  bring a picnic rug or seats, the grass is still not quite the green sward we would like it to be.

If it is wet the Park does get muddy,  so we will have to call the event off,  but watch the website for updates.

So we know how many people to accommodate,  please can you let us know you are coming by 28th May.  Either call Chris Parapia on 01943 877282 or email parkinsonspark@gmail.com.

We’ll be decorating the Park from 9am in the morning of the 5th June,  so if anyone would like to come and help put bunting on the bushes, to get in the spirit of the day,  come and join us – if you want to bring your own bunting, please do – the more the merrier.

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About Jennifer Inskip Kirkby

Vice Chairlady of Friends of Parkinson's Park, and Facilitator of Inskip One-Name Study. Has a degree in Local History (University of Cambridge), and Economics (University of Leeds). Day job - is a Business Analyst running Mutual Marketing, a customer service research, training and advisory business.
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