Park family day for Queen’s 90th

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Hawick is set to host a celebratory event to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday in
June. The special day will be aimed at local youngsters, and Provost Stuart Marshall, who is spearheading the plans, says it will be a great family occasion.

The provost said he had been appoached by Her Majesty’s representative in the Borders, Captain Gerald Maitland-Carew, the Lord-Lieutenant of Roxburgh, Ettrick and Lauderdale, who asked if the town could host an event involving the younger generation as part of the nationwide festivities.

Mr Marshall continued: “It promises to be a very special event, during which we’ll have music in the Elliot Bandstand, pony rides, bouncy castles, jugglers and face painting, as well as plenty of ice cream and burgers, too.

“I think it will be a great family fun day out and I’m sure Her Majesty will be thrilled when she learns that our town will be helping celebrate her special birthday.”

The provost added he was
delighted Waverley Housing and Hawick and Burnfoot community councils had offered financial help, and thanked Gordon Webber, Wilton Lodge Park events manager, for his assistance.

Anyone wishing to sponsor or support the event – which will be held in Wilton Lodge Park on Sunday, June 12, from 2-4pm – is asked to contact Mr Marshall on 07767 323189.