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Sun and fun for Party in the Park

Wednesday, 25 July 2012 13:59


The Party in the Park brought out the crowds – and the sunshine – on Saturday July 7th for Douglas Borough Council’s Party in the Park to celebrate the Queen Lord of Man’s Diamond Jubilee.




Sponsored by PokerStars and supported by  3FM the party attracted an estimated 2000 visitors, prompted picnics in Noble’s Park and featured a variety of entertainment from local singers to music from Douglas Town Band, displays from the Onchan Entertainers and a rare opportunity to learn circus skills.


StoreyFAmilyZSC 0506The party was officially opened by His Worship the Mayor of Douglas Councillor David Ashford JP who said the event combined the best elements of the Council’s annual fun day with the Diamond Jubilee celebrations to create a special occasion made possible thanks to the hard work of many members of staff, local organisations and the support of sponsors.






Pg3889img1Council Leader Councillor David Christian JP said: ‘The Party in the Party has generated extremely positive feedback and clearly demonstrates that a traditional family-focused event will always attract the crowds. We have received many favourable comments, many of which praised the Council for providing such a wealth of free entertainment. It was also encouraging to see how the tram horses that had been released from their regular summer duties on Douglas promenade attracted so much attention at this Diamond Jubilee event that was a prime example of how Douglas Borough Council excels at mounting a true community event.’