What A Party!
Record numbers for Pitshanger's Party in the Park
On Sunday 20th June, more than seven thousand residents from Pitshanger and the surrounding areas were treated to a day full of fun and entertainment at the biggest ever Party in the Park in Pitshanger Park. Thanks to fantastic weather, visitor numbers were up again this year and relieved organisers, the Pitshanger Community Association (PCA) were pleased to report that extra funds have been raised to help replace Pitshanger Lane’s popular Christmas lights.
The event was opened by Ealing Mayor, Councillor Rajinder Mann and local MP Steve Pound, who auctioned a bottle of House of Commons champagne for the tree lights appeal.
Huge crowds were drawn to the main stage and bar where they enjoyed non-stop live music, song and dance while others savoured the culinary treats on offer at the Gastrodome.
Shoppers were tempted by a huge array of goods at the Craft Village while kids were kept entertained by a vintage carousel, Peter’s Puppets, races and fancy dress fun in the arena plus a host of fun and games laid on by Fit For Sport. Entrants in the dog show competed for the much coveted titles of ‘Best Lookalike Your Owner’, ‘Best Trick’, ‘Best Rescue Story’ and ‘Most Obedient’ while the sausage race descended into predictably hilarious chaos.
There were also sports and football competitions, a barbeque and the chance to meet local police and St John ambulance crews. New attractions included a ‘Gladiator’s’ style inflatable battle zone sponsored by Prince Evans solicitors, Junior Try-Golf from Ealing Golf Club and Laser Clay Shooting hosted by the Royal Engineers.
Another first this year was the introduction of some home made recycling bins which were pioneered by Tom Lafferty on the PCA’s event team. By situating the specially made bins around the site, the team were able to save a whole skip’s worth of rubbish from going into landfill.
22 June 2010