Proms in the Park invitation to Grindleton

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A Ribble Valley village has sent out an open invitation to everyone to go along to its first Proms in the Park event this Sunday.

It will be a rousing end to Grindleton’s annual sports day weekend and a fun event for all the family.

The ‘Proms’ will be provided by Clitheroe Town Band with the talented choir from The Grand leading the singing in a popular mix of well-known songs with everything from musicals Oliver and Mary Poppins to Queen and Abba.

There will also be music to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Royal British Legion and, of course, the Proms will end with “Land of Hope and Glory”.

As well as the music the picturesque park will be packed with stalls selling plants, books, jewellery and home-made cakes and there will be old fashioned fun with Punch and Judy shows, face painting, splat a rat and donkey rides.

Organiser Joan Horsfield said: “We would love to see a great big community sing-along and you don’t have to live in the village to join in the fun.

“There will be all sorts of things to do for all the family and there’s no admission charge.

“We want people to bring their family, bring their friends, bring a picnic and come and enjoy a fun afternoon in a lovely setting with some lively and uplifting sing-along music.”

Any proceeds from the day will go towards the Pavilion Project which is raising money to build new sports and community facilities on the recreation ground which already has an excellent children’s playground.

But the emphasis is on people getting together to have a good time and Joan said: “We are hoping that the weather will be kind to us but even if it rains there will be a huge marquee so everything will just move indoors.”

Proms in the Park at Grindleton recreation ground is on from 2-30 to 4-30 p.m. this Sunday and for more information you can contact Joan on 01200 441761.

Tickets are still available for Rock the Park on Saturday evening. They cost £7 in advance from Caroline Waters 440415 or admission is £10 on the night.