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Saturday, June 19, 2010

Ponteland parties in the park

PONTELAND once again turned out in force for its Party in the Park.
Despite grey skies, hundreds came along to enjoy a range of attractions from face painting to a fire engine and music and dance performances at the event, which was opened by the Duchess of Northumberland.

The organising committee, which includes members of Ponteland United Reformed Church, St Matthew's Church, Ponteland Methodist Church and St Mary's Church, was delighted with how things went.

Secretary Andy Anderson said: "The day went very well and it was good to get a decent turnout similar to last year despite the gloomy weather.

"It's pleasing to see so many local residents come along and with this being the eighth Party in the Park, it is now regarded as a major established event.

"We are very grateful to the Duchess for opening the event and she seemed to enjoy it.

"From the organisation side of things, we thank the Scouts for allowing us to store equipment in their hut and use their power supply as well as putting up marquees.

"It was nice to see Newcastle Building Society come along and support us and of course we thank our main sponsor, Newcastle International Airport."
Source: Morpeth Herald