Monday 19 September 2016

Good fun at the Street Party

Biscuit decorating at the South Street Baptists’ Church stall
The sun didn’t come out for this year’s street party, except for a very brief interlude. But Triangle residents did in large numbers, with their friends, for a great afternoon’s entertainment and relaxation. The children were happy with unlimited turns on climbing walls, bouncy castle, spin painting, Alison Haworth’s colouring-in table, and the South Street Baptist Church’s ever-popular biscuit and balloon crafts. Nearly all the children had their faces painted.

Everybody had the choice of top quality burgers, sausages, quiches, salads, home-made bread and cakes, and a superb vegetarian curry cooked by the Seventh Day Adventist Church.

‘Come on, Enzo. Through the hoop!
Dogs had a good time too, at Tina and Adam Pugh’s highly successful dog show. An enthusiastic audience cheered on at least a dozen canine entrants in the obstacle course and waggiest tail competitions. Winners were awarded prizes and rosettes, and all competitors enjoyed the doggy treats that lured them through the course.

Just as happy were the human winners of more than two dozen great prizes for adults - and even more for children. The right answer to the guess-the-weight-of-the-cake competition was 2.708kg, said Tina Pugh, who baked and then decorated it in ATA colours.

Whether or not you were a big cake-eater, you could have your BMI checked at the Seventh Day Adventist Church’s health check tent – or just listen to members of the church’s impressive choir, which is always an uplifting experience.

The Seventh Day Adventist Church singers
We had more fantastic music from local singer and keyboards player Jo Honey, and from Ruth Currie and the Jazz Ashes, who gave us a cool but rousing finale.

And the plant stall provided a pleasing patch of green to the street party scene.

There are more party pictures to come, plus a video by film student Mylie Kefford, and acknowledgments and thanks to all those helpers and raffle donors who made the party possible.
Neil Sinclair

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