Crowds turn out for fun day

Charlie Box and Alice Box posing for the camera.  (Lin)
Charlie Box and Alice Box posing for the camera. (Lin)

There was plenty on offer to keep children and adults happy at a fun day in Caistor’s South Street Park, organised to raise funds for a skate park in the town.

The demonstration by area head instructor Ian Smith, and the town’s kickboxing club had visitors enthralled. And a dog competition, organised by Mel Ely of Klever K9s, proved very popular.

The children enjoying the dance music.  (Lin)

The children enjoying the dance music. (Lin)

The bouncy castle was busy all day and the presence of PCSO Neil Harrison and local firefighters attracted the children. They were keen to sit in the emergency vehicles and sound the alarms.

One of the organisers, Tina Ballard, said: “We are overwhelmed with the turn-out today. The local community have got involved and the children have worked really hard and put in a lot of time to make the day successful.

“A big thank you to Ian Smith and his family for the kickboxing and the cakes, to Kevin Shore of Studio 25 for the photography, to Klever K9s for organising the dog competition and demonstration and to all the parents and helpers who have put in a lot of hard work both before and on the day to make it a success.

“Also many thanks to Lincs County Council children’s services responsible for the West Lindsey area.”

Judge Mel Ely with the winner of 'The Dog She Would Like to Take Home' class Linda Wilkinson and her two year old Sheltie Jai.  (Lin)

Judge Mel Ely with the winner of 'The Dog She Would Like to Take Home' class Linda Wilkinson and her two year old Sheltie Jai. (Lin)

And there was praise too for four-legged visitors.

Mel Ely, who judged the dog competition, said: “It has been a lovely family affair in the park. And the dogs were all well-behaved.”

Results of Dog Classes:

Class 1 Prettiest Bitch - Elicia Palmer with Bess

Emily Parker having her face painted by Marie Johnson.  (Lin)

Emily Parker having her face painted by Marie Johnson. (Lin)

Class 2 Most Handsome Dog - Linda Wilkinson with Jai

Class 3 Best Rescue - Katy Searle with Zak

Class 4 Waggiest Tail - Claire Hudson with Sasha

Class 5 Most Appealing Eyes - Stewart Wilkinson with Charlie

Class 6 Best Trick - Laura Staves with Fergus

Class 7 Best Child Handler (under 14 years) - Keely Hurton with Daisy

Class 8 Dog the Judge would Like to Take Home - Linda Wilkinson with Jai