Shefford Gala

PUBLISHED: 11:53 09 June 2006 | UPDATED: 10:17 06 May 2010

The sun shone over Shefford on Sunday bringing residents out to watch the parade which preceded the day s events. It was wonderful to see all age groups represented in the parade this year as the Over 60s Coffee Morning Club entered a float for the first

The sun shone over Shefford on Sunday bringing residents out to watch the parade which preceded the day's events. It was wonderful to see all age groups represented in the parade this year as the Over 60s Coffee Morning Club entered a float for the first time. The parade travelled from Bloomfield Drive to the STMA Field and were accompanied by Shefford Majorettes, some of whom looked very small, but magically kept up and made it to the field, well done to them all! The stilt walkers looked majestic as they strode along and the Toque Tambor Samba Band adding the music. It was estimated that around 2,000 people attended the gala which was opened by town mayor, Cllr Paul Mackin. The arena events concluded with a display given by the fire service much enjoyed by the young members of the audience. The competition for the Gala Queen/Princess was well represented, attracting around 16 entries, giving the judges a hard decision to make, so difficult that they appointed both a princess and a queen! The Gala Queen chosen was Chloe Best and Gala Princess Portia Bruce.

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