A SPECIAL event held in Parbold ‘to bring the community together’ has been hailed a success by organisers.
The event, called ‘Party in Parbold’, was held on Saturday, September 4, and run by a group of volunteers who usually put on the Parbold Show every July.
For the past two years the show has had to be cancelled due to the pandemic, so they decided to hold the Party in Parbold event this year “to bring everyone together.”
Bev Hayman who helped organise the event said: “The purpose of the Parbold Show is to show off the village talents, but it also provides a platform for individuals and several charities to raise money for good causes.
“After the Parbold Show was cancelled, the volunteers decided to hold the Party in Parbold to provide the people of the village with a party which could be enjoyed by all.
“It was a great day with a large turnout of people of all ages joining together enjoying live music, bouncy castles for the children, dog temptation alley, samba band, lots of different food stalls, local sellers of homemade gifts, fruit and veg, sweets, candles, cheeses and lots more.
“Even the Parbold Dragons street dancers made an appearance.
“It was decided that any surplus money after the costs for marquee hire, insurance and outside toilets, would be donated to the local food bank.
“The local food bank is based in Skelmersdale and run by Trussell Trust who provide food emergency parcels to people in need and rely on donations from the public to be able to do this.”
Bev added: “Thank you to everyone who supported this one off ‘Party in Parbold’.
“Together we have made a difference and joined with each other to celebrate the wonderful community we live in.”