PICTURE SPECIAL: Ballyrobert summer festival proves a sizzling success

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Hundreds of people of all ages gathered in Ballyrobert on Saturday, August 3 to take part in the Village Summer Festival.

The event, which was organised by Ballyrobert Village Committee (BVC), was officially opened by Deputy Mayor Dineen Walker.

Teddy bears picnic time for Rachel (4), Jacob (7) and Judah (2) Spence at the Ballyrobert Village Summer Festival. INNT 32-029-FP

Teddy bears picnic time for Rachel (4), Jacob (7) and Judah (2) Spence at the Ballyrobert Village Summer Festival. INNT 32-029-FP

The fine summer weather held just long enough for the day’s events to take place, with the rain only arriving during the clear-up operation after the main activities had finished.

BVC chairman, Norman Lindsay said the day had been “very successful”.

“The Teddy Bears’ Picnic – which has held in the grounds of the Ballyrobert Cottage Gardens – was also very well attended, and the children were also entertained with range of activities such as a disco, face painting, games and competitions.

“The family fun games – which were held in the grounds of Barnabys – were also a great success, with numerous young people taking advantage of the free activities,” he commented.

Mr Lindsay added that the ‘Have a Go at Golf’ event – staged at Greenacres Golf Centre – and the archery range organised by staff from Breckenhill had added a great spirit of fun and competition to the festival, with people of all ages queueing up to take part in the fun and games.

The summer social and the village barbecue also proved a big hit with local residents and visitors alike.

“Feedback from the local residents indicates that the Summer Festival has been a great success, and that’s something which can be built on in future years,” Mr Lindsay concluded.

Ballyrobert Village Committee is currently on the look-out for new members from the local area.

For more information, please email bvc2@hotmail.co.uk