Hundreds flock to Corby fun day

Hundreds of residents flocked to a family fun day on the Oakley Vale estate in Corby today (Saturday, July 7).

It was organised by Oakley Vale Community Association and the Friends of Oakley Vale Primary School.

In the morning there was a car boot sale in the school grounds and a packed programme of entertainment in the afternoon, followed by an evening disco.

Adrian Smith, chairman of the community association, said: “We were going to hold some events on the school playing fields but made some last minute changes because of the weather.

“There was a great turnout and everyone enjoyed themselves. The fun day is all about bringing the community together and that’s what we did.

“There was plenty going on in the marquees, so people moved indoors during the couple of showers”

Attractions included model railway rides, a bouncy castle, craft stalls, a balloon race, food stalls and a bar.

There was live music and entertainment from Oakley Rangers, cheerleaders, Nene Valley Dancers, Frank and Jet Marvel and the Marvelettes and belly-dancers.

Adding an international flavour, there was the Wadzani Project African dancers, drummers and musicians, a Polish rock band and a zumba demonstration by Portuguese dancers.