Friday, July 08, 2005

WW2 60th Anniversary event on Saturday

This Saturday (9th July) at the Yeovil Recreation Centre, (off Mudford Road) in Yeovil there will be a music extravaganza and firework spectacular to commemorate 60th anniversary of end of World War II.

Yeovil Town Council is organising the music spectacular and fireworks extravaganza.

The costs of staging the event are being met by the Big Lottery, following a successful grant application by the Town Council last year.

The event will take place during the national weekend of celebrations - on the evening of Saturday 9 July 2005 - at the Yeovil Recreation Centre. Admission is free, and everyone is welcome to attend.

As well as children’s rides, a wide range of catering facilities will be available and a licensed bar will be operated. Free car parking will be available at the nearby Yeovil College.

The evening kicks off at 5.30pm with the Ivel FM roadshow. This will include live broadcasts from the event and music entertainment during the intervals.

At 7.15pm the Milford Junior School Choir take to the stage with Belinda Evans – who shot to fame when she sang at the last Rugby World Cup Final.

Following a short interval, the Wessex Big Band will appear and will play an hour of swing music to get everyone “in the mood”!

Cllr Ian Martin – Mayor of Yeovil will then make a speech and present all those who are performing at the event with a special memento to mark their involvement in this historic occasion.

At the conclusion of the presentations, the award-winning Yeovil Town Band – featuring Belinda Evans - will entertain the crowd, which is expected to top 10,000 people.

The Grand Finale will include a synchronised fireworks display with the Town Band providing the musical accompaniment.

Yeovil Rotary Club have kindly agreed to carry out a charitable collection during the event in aid of the Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen’s Families Association (SSAFA) – Forces Help. All the money collected during the event will go direct to this worthwhile charity.

The event is also being supported by the Western Gazette, which has kindly provided posters to promote the event and is producing event programmes.

For more details contact : Alan Tawse on Telephone : 01935 382420

The Editor

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