The Happening @ Halton
It’s getting nearer – the Happening @ Halton is nearly with us and we’re working hard on all the arrangements.
The programme is shaping up really well and on Saturday June 2nd there will be a great range of stalls, activities, bouncy castles, games, a fun run at 11.30am ( so come prepared with trainers!) and live music all day, and into the evening. The fun will start at 10.30am and will carry on till 5.30pm – and into the evening there will be fantastic live bands till 10.30pm.
Stalls include a range of crafts, food, Ugly Bugs, jewellery, glass and a pet stall – and for the children animals from Docker farm will be a huge hit.
Amongst the football games organised by Halton Juniors FC throughout the day will be a crossbar challenge; penalty shootout; header and free kick challenge. On the MUGA there will be all sorts of ‘try out‘ ball games, for all ages, including dodgeball, handball and even frisbee – for all ages. And in the afternoon there will also be a ‘try Zumba’ session with Jade.
Children will have the chance to take part in sack, egg and spoon, fancy dress and other races, and there will even be an adult tug of war just before 3pm. On the skate park Joe Welbourne will be hosting live music and a great range of activities for BMX, scooter and skateboard enthusiasts.
Live music from 1pm will suit all tastes – from Bob the Sax, the University flute choir and trombone quartet, to Freek, Remedy Project, Brendan Cleary and headline band Scarred-id in the evening. Something for everyone.
Numbered programmes will be on sale for £1 from May 21st – the cost of an adult entry. All programme holders will also have a chance to win a great prize of £100. Children’s entry fee will be 50p and anyone using the skate park will need to buy a £5 wristband to cover the full weekend.
On Sunday June 3rd there will be skate park competitions – BMX, scooter and skateboard and a junior football tournament starting at 10.30am. At lunchtime there will be a family picnic.
We still need as many people from Halton as possible to help with this event, which is a great way to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee. We are holding a meeting for volunteers to allocate tasks at the Centre on Thursday May 31st at 7pm – everyone, whatever age, is VERY welcome – there are lots of things to do before the event, and on the day itself.
Brian Jefferson is co-ordinating the planning group – email on : firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: (01524) 811837.