Tea party to mark jubilee

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A MAYOR is kicking off her year in office in style by hosting a free Jubilee Picnic Tea Party to bring her community together.

Rushden town mayor Marian Hollomon is putting on the event at the Walled Garden in Rushden Hall Park and has promised it will feature a range of entertainment for all ages.

The event will include live music and a fancy dress competition for children.

Cllr Hollomon said: “This will be my first big event since becoming mayor.

“It should be a great chance to celebrate 60 wonderful years of a monarch who has been good and true to the country.”

The tea party will include performances from Kettering Rock Voices Choir and there will also be live music from the With A Song In My Heart duo which features singer Susanne Collini and pianist Jennifer Partridge.

Cllr Hollomon said: “Both groups are fantastic.

“The Kettering Rock Voices Choir will be performing several times throughout the afternoon while Jennifer and Susanne will be taking a nostalgic walk down memory lane performing many popular songs from the 1940s and 1950s.”

The children’s fancy dress competition will have two categories for five- to eight-year-olds and nine to 12-year-olds and the theme will be red, white and blue. There will be trophies for the first, second and third places.

There will also be a big bouncy castle, children’s games run by the scouts, ice creams, tea and coffee.

The event will be held from 2pm to 6pm on Monday, June 4, and people should take along their own picnics and seats.

Later on people are also invited to return to the park at 10.15pm to witness the lighting of the town’s Diamond Jubilee beacon which will be followed by fireworks to mark the event.