Party in the Park

13Oct12Party in the Park
Squiff Howitt, Kevin John, Yorkie Lomas and Monty Halls

Party in the Park hailed as a great success.

Coronation Park in Dartmouth played host to a special community event on Saturday with the Party in the Park; an afternoon and evening of games and live music organised by the Dart lifeboat crew as a thank you to the people of the town for their funding support
of the RNLI lifeboat.
Events kicked off with games and competitions for kids and during the afternoon there were more than two hundred people supporting the event. The children’s games were sponsored by the Noss Marina. The videos and light hearted talk on ‘Scary Sharks’ by Monty Halls in the crew room of the lifeboat station was a great success. It was packed with children and adults fascinated to hear about his underwater adventures.
Dartmouth Rugby Club organised a special kicking competition that was enjoyed by adults and kids alike, and the gig club showed people around their newest gig, Smudger.
Dartmouth Fire Brigade, the Coastguard and RNLI Flood Rescue teams also attended, giving the whole afternoon a real community feel.
There was a packed music programme with Richard Baker acting as M.C. throughout.  Live music kicked off with Antonia Suner and Nick the Fish. They were followed up by Mitch & Mace and local favourites Sound Machine, whose line-up included lifeboat crew members Squiff Howitt and Yorkie Lomas.
Colin Brown ran a barbecue and Jim Brent set up a bar during the day. There was also a raffle organised by Michelle Conannon which was very well supported by more than thirteen businesses around Dartmouth.  All profits raised during the day went into a fund for local sports clubs.
‘The day was extremely well supported by the Town and more than achieved our objective to give something back,’ said Yorkie Lomas, Dart lifeboat crewman, who with Squiff Howitt originally came up with the idea for the event. ‘We wanted to say thank you to everyone in Dartmouth, and at the same time help to promote local sports clubs. We hope that everyone agrees that we more than delivered’
The crew are planning to repeat the event in 2014.

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