Her Maj’s Day


Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - FRONT PAGE -

HUGE prepa­ra­tions are un­der­way for one of the big­gest com­mu­nity events in Ger­rards Cross this year.

Or­gan­is­ers are putting the fi­nal touches in place for this week­end’s gar­den party, held at the Memo­rial Cen­tre for the Queen’s Of­fi­cial Birth­day on Sun­day (June 12).

Royal fun and games will be the or­der of the day with a fancy dress com­pe­ti­tion for the un­der 12’s, and prizes will be awarded for the best King and Queen, green welly toss, croquet and boule as well as an in­flat­able joust­ing game for all the fam­ily.

Food­ies will be in their el­e­ment as rev­ellers can en­joy a large grassy area for pic­nick­ing or you can bring along your own pic­nic, set up a table or buy fresh baked piz­zas.

Suzie Bower of the com­mu­nity as­so­ci­a­tion said: “We are keep­ing our fin­gers crossed for warmer weather to re­turn as this is a re­ally spe­cial com­mu­nity event – we hope to lots of lo­cal res­i­dents and friends and fam­ily join­ing us in the grounds of the Memo­rial Cen­tre to lis­ten to a se­lec­tions of live mu­sic and cel­e­brate this his­toric oc­ca­sion.”

And live mu­sic, play­ing from 12.30pm from acts such as an up­beat jazz band, the Yakety Sax Quar­tet from Dr Chal­loner’s Gram­mar School and the Accord Choir from St James Church will keep mu­sic fans happy.

The bar will be open all day sell­ing wines, beers, prosecco and jugs of Pimms, Lit­tle Reds will be cook­ing stone baked piz­zas to or­der, the royal tea stall will be sell­ing tea, cof­fee and royal cakes and ice creams will be avail­able from the lo­cal dairy.

The gates will be open to the gar­dens from noon, but as it is an out­side event or­gan­is­ers are de­pen­dent on the weather be­ing kind.

Tick­ets are £5 per per­son and un­der 10s go free, or £100 for a VIP table for six which will in­clude a jug of Pimms and Tea and Cake.

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