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​Biggest and best Party in the Park

Press release   •   Jun 17, 2019 11:20 BST

More than 1,000 people turned out to enjoy a day of family fun at the annual Party in the Park in Bury East.

The event, which has been held in Openshaw Park for many years, was packed with stalls, activities, food and entertainment.

Around 40 community groups and organisations had stalls and raised funds for their own causes, while recruiting new volunteers and members.

A number of sports clubs were there, including Bury Athletics Club, Walmer Tennis Club, Rugby Tots, and Bury Blue Devils basketball team.

There was also a rounders competition and Ambition for Moorside hosted a Cake-Off Competition which attracted entries in adult, junior and gluten-free categories.

Entertainment was provided with a Zumba demonstration and the band and Corps of Drums of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers (Lancashire).

The police and their cadets, the Army, fire and ambulance services were all in attendance providing fun activities throughout the afternoon.

The event was funded by Ambition for Ageing and Forever Manchester (FM awards) and was hosted by Bury East Sports Association and Ambition for Moorside.

The Mayor of Bury, Councillor Trevor Holt, said: “This Party in the Park has been the biggest and best yet and thankfully the weather was kind enough to hold off for the event. It attracted so many people of all ages and backgrounds from across the whole Bury East and has been a fantastic community event, demonstrating the community cohesion and community spirit that is so apparent in this part of the borough.”

ENDS

Press release issued: 17 June 2019.

Picture: The Mayor of Bury, Councillor Trevor Holt, with the winner of the Cake-Off adult category Magda Nasadowska.