Friends of Queens Park are holding their annual Party in the Park fundraiser this Saturday and it looks set to be bigger and better than last year!
As well as the usual stalls including books, cakes, tombola, bottle stall and bric-a-brac, this year’s entertainment has been stepped up a notch. There will be a magical appearance by Peter the Magician, a Fun Dog Show, football competitions, face painting, hot dogs, the Youth Bus, Parisellas Ice Cream and more, all topped off with Rockin’ Ron – a popular local singer – and compered by Bryan George.
The event is being held to raise money, along with various grant applications, to allow the Friends of Queens Park to move onto the next phase of renovating the park. The Friends hope to renovate the entrance pillars and to install a Sensory Garden.
Cllr Janet Finch-Saunders AM – local Assembly Member and one of the founder members of Friends of Queens Park – said: “This is a perfect example of The Big Society in action.
“There is a true partnership between the local residents, Councillors and Conwy County Borough Council. Without this partnership approach we could neverhave imagined the possibilities of improving the park as we have.
“We have received anonymous donations and are most grateful to these unsung heroes as every penny is appreciated.
“We are most grateful to many local shopkeepers and businesses within Craig-y-don and Llandudno who have been very generous and provided us with many items for the raffle and stalls.
“Fingers crossed for good weather!”
Janet also paid tribute to those who have helped ensure the continued success of the project, including the dedicated committee members, including Margaret and Richard Own, Barbara Meredith (Chairman), Frank Bradfield (Treasurer and Grants Officer), Cllr Joyce Audus Williams and Laura Oldfield. Also the fundraising committee members, including Cllr Christine Jones, Cllr Mike Pearce, Lindsey Pearce, Carol Burns, Francis and Sonia Davies, Sandy Halliday, Carol and Dave Oldfield and Gareth Saunders. Janet also gave special thanks to Lyn Davies, Peter Barton Price and the parks department at Conwy County Borough Council for all their help, support and advice.
The Party in the Park will kick off at midday at Queens Park, Queens Road, Craig-y-don on Saturday 20th August 2011.