Uptown Hoedown goes down a treat!

Rebecca Millan, Britney Stewart, Jo Crossett and Orla McTasney enjoying the company of Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse at the Uptown Hoedown in Glengormley's Lilian Bland Community Park.

Rebecca Millan, Britney Stewart, Jo Crossett and Orla McTasney enjoying the company of Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse at the Uptown Hoedown in Glengormley's Lilian Bland Community Park.

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LILIAN Bland Community Park in Glengormley once again played host to the ‘Uptown Hoedown’ on Saturday, June 9.

The ‘party in the park’ organised by Newtownabbey Borough Council and Glengormley Traders Association, filled the community space all day long with plenty of community spirit which was kept alive with the myriad fun activities on offer. Classic car displays, circus performances, water zorbing, inflatables and live music had all ages entertained.

Visitors to the event were treated to chocolate eggs kindly provided by Tesco Northcott while also enjoying the opportunity to decorate a patchwork cow which will take up residence in Loughshore Park this summer as part of Northern Ireland’s CowParade.

Ed Burns, President of Glengormley Traders Association said: “This event is exactly what Glengormley needs - it was great to see the park being used by so many people. We are grateful for the funding received from Newtownabbey Borough Council’s Community Festival Fund and hope to build on this for next year.”

Lisa O’Kane, the council’s Tourism and Events Manager added: “We were delighted that the rain stayed away and that the crowds came out to support this annual event in Glengormley. Everyone had a great day and we have received excellent feedback so far.”