Tuesday, 23 August 2011

The last band concert of the summer of 2011

The last band concert of 2011 was a complete success!  The weather was perfect, warm and pleasant with a gentle breeze.

Thanks to the generosity of a new local firm, Northern Hospitality Ltd we had tables to set up an eating area and as you can see picnicking is was the order of the day.

Refreshments and cup cakes were on offer donated by local residents and businesses as were the prizes in the Raffle held to raise funds for The Friends of East End Park.

While some of those who attended the concert took shelter from the sun under a convenient tree, those of our visitors who had fur coats that they could not remove soon settled down to snooze in the fresh air.

The COVEN Cup Cake Book Club, which meets at the Spring Close on the first Tuesday of every month, supplied free books for people to read, enjoy and pass on.  The Book Club is very keen to keep the people of Richmond Hill reading since we lost our library.  This month's book was Smut by the famous local author Alan Bennett who was kind enough to contact the members to wish us well with the our endeavours and to commend the book to us.

It is the aim of the Friends of East End Park to stage other entertainments in the park in the coming year with an even wider appeal to people, both locally and across the city so watch this space for further details on that.

A special thank you must go to the park staff especially Tracy and Mick who have worked tirelessly to help produce the concerts as well as working hard the whole year round to keep the park to a very high standard we could not have done it without you.