Friday, 9 September 2016
It's all here in the Play Street on Saturday 17th
Perhaps you're one of those people who never win anything in a raffle. On 17th September that’s likely to change, because the ATA street party is a local affair, with a limited number of contenders for the prizes in our prize draw. And they’re glittering prizes too - for a very modest investment you’ll have a great chance of winning meals for two (including wine) at the area's top restaurants, fish and chip suppers at the Triangle's popular chippie, bottles of wine, tea and cakes at local cafés, vouchers for dry cleaning and pilates classes, digital prints. The children's raffle has loads of prizes too.
So make sure you and your family and friends come along to the Play Street (aka Ashburnham Retreat) on Saturday 17th September from 1pm to dusk.
Bring your dog too, if you have one, to enter our own dog show and canine olympics at 2pm where local mutts and muttesses get the chance to strut their stuff.
The children will have plenty to amuse them - bouncy castle, face painting, spin painting, crafts, and the 30-foot climbing wall – suitable for adults too. There is also, for the first time, a baby bouldering wall which isn't, we hasten to add, something borrowed from King Herod's theme park, but a mini climbing wall sized for toddlers.
With high quality barbecued burgers and sausages, and salads, vegetarian options, bread baked by the Triangle's own bakers, cakes and biscuits, you won't go short on food. Or on hot and cold drinks. If you fancy something a little stronger, the Ashburnham Arms is right next to the Play Street where landlord Joe and his staff will be pleased to serve you.
Our local gardeners will run a plant stall stuffed with bargains. And there’ll be live music from Jo Honey on keyboard, and our headline band, back by popular demand, the Jazz Ashes, led by Ruth Currie.
Entry is free, and so are the activities, although we would welcome a contribution of £2 per adult to help meet ATA costs. After that all you pay for is food and raffle tickets, and guess-the-weight-of-the-cake. Any surplus proceeds will, as usual, go towards good causes in and around the Triangle.
Don't miss it! Street Party Saturday 17th September 1pm to dusk.