Monday, 03 July 2017 00:00

Sun shines on South Norfolk on Show

Written by  Jonathan Pyle
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Sun shines on South Norfolk on Show

Thousands of people enjoyed the best of what South Norfolk has to offer at South Norfolk Council’s biggest show of the year on Sunday.

The Council’s HQ in Long Stratton was packed with people enjoying the fantastic entertainment, children’s activities and local food and craft stalls.  

This is the eighth year that the Council has promoted its services through a spectacular day of entertainment for all the family. 

South Norfolk Council’s Deputy Leader Councillor Michael Edney, Cabinet member for Stronger Communities, said: "What a wonderful day. Everywhere you looked there were people enjoying themselves, having a great time and finding out more about our services. It was also an excellent opportunity to showcase local businesses, charities and entertainers. The day highlighted just what a fantastic place South Norfolk is to live, work and visit.” 

Radio Norfolk hosted the main stage which attracted crowds to see performances from amongst others, dance group Unique Identity and music from the Norfolk and Suffolk Rock Choir. Many joined in the fun with powerhooper Mr Dod who made hula hooping look easy. 

Children were kept entertained with craft activities and could try their hand at rugby and archery. They could also take a seat in one of the Council’s bin lorries and a tractor or chase giant bubbles and have a go at making their own bubble wand. 

Ready Eddy the Emergency Teddy and walkabout entertainers kept the little ones amused, while the ever-popular Spider Mountain was packed with youngsters scaling its dizzy heights all day.  

Unicorn Cakery and Delectables from Wymondham took home top prize in the Cake Competition with their gorgeous prosecco soaked Victoria Sponge which had the judges heading back for seconds. 

Local based Zoe Catering services delivered some delicious African flavours whilst Tai rolled Ice Cream also proved a big hit. 

South Norfolk Council’s Retailer of the Year winner, Hodge Podge based in Hethersett, drew in the crowds with their unique gifts and popular kids putty making stall and the Council’s Community Connectors helped visitors make over 300 fruit smoothies on their smoothie bikes.

The smoothie bikes and the other popular Council services will be at Poringland Community Centre’s 10th Birthday Celebratory Fete on Saturday 8 July from 12-5pm as part of South Norfolk on Show on Tour. 

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Last modified on Monday, 03 July 2017 21:56

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