Get set for March Summer Festival

March Gala on Saturday. ENGANL00120131006082658
March Gala on Saturday. ENGANL00120131006082658

Live music, dog shows and a Second World War display are some of the attractions lined up for this year’s March Summer Festival.

The March Summer Festival organising committee says the event, which will kick off in West End Park on Friday, June 12, remains free.

March Chamber of Trade will be running a best dressed businesses competition with themes of Here Comes Summer or Celebrating Our History. The contest will be judged on June 12.

Paul Henderson, a Peterborough-based David Bowie tribute singer, will be performing on the Saturday night, while the finale on Sunday will feature Fenland Youth Swing Band.

The festival will kick off on June 12 with a showcase of younger bands, co-ordinated by Chris Revett of CamBlast Promotions.

Vivien the Fire Engine, in a tribute to the late Patsy Brewin, will be leading this year’s gala parade on the Saturday which will include classic vehicles, motorcycles and decorated floats.

There is still time for youngsters to enter the Gala Princess Competition, which is open to girls aged between seven and 16, who live in the March area

The Lions Gala will be officially opened by Mayor of March Rob Skoulding at 1.45pm.

Picnic in the Park, which will be held on the Sunday, will include a dog show run by Doggy Styling, along with stage acts, circus skills and much more.

The March History Group and March Museum will be providing a display on the ending of World War Two on the day.

The free souvenir programmes are available from the Town Hall, Library, George Campbell Leisure Centre and shops.

March Summer Festival is made possible with funding from March Town Council and Fenland District Council, along with help from March Lions Club, St John Ambulance and others.

The committee is looking for volunteers to help over the weekend, along with funders. Contact Clive Lemmon on 01354 653709.

If you would like to enter the Princess competition, email a recent picture, along with your name, age, address and contact telephone number to: news@fenlandcitizen.co.uk

Please note: The competition closes tomorrow (Thursday, June 4).