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Tug-of-war challenge for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations
12:14pm Wednesday 16th May 2012 in Ryedale news
The We Love Malton events committee which is organising a family fun day at Malton Rugby Club on June 4, is on the look out for more eight-men teams to enter and pit their strength against the opposition.
First in the queue to join the battle are Malton firefighters who will be battling it out against teams from local pubs, sports teams and businesses.
Organiser Sophie Legard said: “We want the event to be a really family fun day out with something for everyone – and knock out tug-of-war is a really traditional fun competition for people to get involved in.
“It’s a bit competitive but basically just a good laugh so it appeals to everyone.
“So we hope more teams will come forward to enter – the more the better. And we have no intention of being sexist and limiting entries to strong men – women’s teams or mixed teams will be very welcome to join in”.
To register your entry phone Di Keal on 01653 694546. Entry costs £10 per team and the overall winning team wins the amount raised by the entries.
There’s also time to enter a cake in the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee cookery competition ‘Fit for a Queen’. Entrants should complete the entry form on this page and bring their cakes along before 3pm on June 4.
There is also a children’s cookery competition with a prize up for grabs for the best baker of a fairy cake. Just bring three fairy cakes or cupcakes to the event for judging and compete to be crowned Malton and Norton’s Junior Baker 2012. Categories will be split into the under 7s and over 7s.
The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Family Fun Event will take place at Malton Rugby Club, 2pm-5pm.
A host of activities will be on offer, from childrens games and races, face-painting and giant board games, to entertainment from magicians and story-tellers. Entry is free.
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