Sun shines for first open day
THE SUN shone for a spectacular open day at a township community centre.
The first open day to be held at Hampton Vale Community Centre in Westlake Avenue, Hampton Vale took place on Saturday, with more than 200 people turning up to see what the centre had to offer.
The open day gave a number of community groups the chance to demonstrate their activities and let residents have a go at trying them out.
Centre manager Krissie Moore said the open day had been a great success.
She said: “We have been open since November but this is the first time we have had the chance to have an open day like this since then.
“The idea was to invite as many people as possible along, so we could show what goes on here.
“We had about 200 people through the doors throughout the day, which was fantastic.
“A lot of the people who came along went away with timetables of the activities, and some of them even said they did not know we were open, so it was good to see those people come along.”
On the day there was a variety of activities for people to take part in, including table tennis, zumba, kick boxing and dancing.
There was also a wide range of things for younger residents to do including face painting and a bouncy castle on the site.
The centre is now gearing up for its Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations, which will take place next month.
The centre is taking part in The Big Lunch project, where it will organise a giant party for the local community.
The centre is encouraging as many people as possible to come along to join in the festivities and make it a success.
Mrs Moore said: “People can come along, and bring their own lunch as part of the big party.
“There will also be lots of other activities such as a bouncy castle and other games taking place.”
All are welcome and the celebrations will take place at the centre on Sunday, June 3 between 1pm and 5pm.
Fun: Children who had their face painted as part of the Hampton Vale Community Centre Fun Day on Saturday.