A PARTY to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee will go with a swing after organisers won a Lottery grant of £3,144 towards the cost.
The Friends of Coronation Park, where the celebration is being held, was one of 63 organisations sharing the £292,000 windfall.
Cyril Sellar, chairman of the group, said: “We are absolutely delighted we were successful in our bid for cash to go towards the cost of the party. It will be Corby’s biggest jubilee celebration, it’s free and we’re hoping families will join in the fun.”
The friends group, including joint event co-ordinators Susan Lowe and David Shaw and Mr Sellar’s wife Sheila, have been planning the party for the past six months.
It is being held at Coronation Park on Monday, June 4, from 1pm until late. One of the highlights will be the lighting of the Diamond Jubilee beacon at precisely 10.26pm.
The theme of the party is the 1950s and revellers are invited to go along dressed to suit that decade.
There will be a packed programme of entertainment including a fun fair, themed sideshows such as Punch and Judy and model railway rides, a raffle and tombola.
In the park’s amphitheatre the crowds will be entertained by Glendon Scout Band, Swing Time Dancers, Big About Singing, the Co-op Singers, a jazz band, Corby Silver Band and the Oakley Rangers with Frank Marvel.
There will also be Irish and Scottish dancing, Morris men and a display by Katrina’s School of Dance.
There will be a licensed bar and hot food, and in the evening before the beacon is lit there will be a disco.