Sunshine and surprises at teddy bear’s picnic

There was sunshine and surprises in Whitby’s Pannett Park as volunteers staged a special teddy bear’s picnic.

The annual event called ‘Pannett Day’ was organised by the Friends of Pannett Park and drew large numbers of people of all ages many of whom brought along their teddies.

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Pannett Park's Pannett Day - Teddy Bear's Picnic''Tyler Dodsworth and Sonny Winspear''w1331016f

There was a host of games and competitions in the park supported by plant and book stalls.

Dalewood House ran their home made craft stall and Gwen Tidy helped youngsters to produce fashion accessories made from recycled plastic bottles enhanced by stick-on
 ‘jewels’.

A new interest was introduced by voluntary group called Rotters who gave away recycled shopping bags and printed information on everything from garden waste to using up left-over food in healthy meals.

Providing entertainment was the Paul Nicholas School of Acting, a story teller, art demonstrations from John Freeman, the Whitby U3A recorder group and face painters while members of Whitby in Bloom put together their white rose buttonholes in readiness for Yorkshire Day, the next day.

Pannett Park's Pannett Day - Teddy Bear's Picnic''Emily Dunnico (2) with her teddy''w1331016c

Pannett Park's Pannett Day - Teddy Bear's Picnic''Emily Dunnico (2) with her teddy''w1331016c

A Bumblebee trail was followed by 30 youngsters while 50 entered a drawing competition judged by John Freeman and Ann Dennier who awarded prizes to four youngsters.

Linda Sims from the Friends of Pannett Park said: “Thanks go to everyone who attended the event and gave their support to the Friends.

“It is hoped that the event was enjoyed by all and that the park will continue to be used for picnics during the rest of the summer.”

The Friends will be holding their next event at Halloween on Thursday October 31 from noon to 2pm in Pannett Park.

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To see a video of the event, visit www.whitbygazette.co.uk

Pannett Park's Pannett Day - Teddy Bear's Picnic''Mayor John Freeman did sketches in the gardens''w1331016a

Pannett Park's Pannett Day - Teddy Bear's Picnic''Mayor John Freeman did sketches in the gardens''w1331016a

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Pannett Park's Pannett Day - Teddy Bear's Picnic''Crowds enjoying the performances''w1331016b

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