ALL the old Easter Saturday favourites will be in evidence this week in Colne – a display of The Children’s Egg Decorating Competition in The Library, free donkey rides, a Food, Drink and Craft Festival on Parliament Street Car Park, music, dance and the return of the Easter Treasure Hunt.
The Town Council’s Events Committee has been working on the event through the winter and all their plans have been brought together by their Events Co-ordinator, Naomi Crewe.
Cllr. Ash Sutcliffe, chairman of the Events Committee, said: “We have had over a thousand entries to our egg painting competition for primary school children, which this year will be displayed on bunting in The Library. We are grateful to Farmhouse Biscuits for once again sponsoring the prizes. We have sold 26 pitches for our Food Festival, so have lots of tempting treats on offer. There is no question that Colne will be the place to be this Saturday!”
Visitors to the town will be entertained by Barnoldswick Brass Band, Oakenhoof clog and Morris dancers, Tristesse James, Helen Green’s Dace Academy and the Junk Housedog Bluesman. There is also a funfair for children in Hartley Square. A hallmark of Colne Town Council’s events is the number of children’s activities that can be enjoyed for free.
Easter Saturday will see free crafting in both The Market and The Library, as well as face painting in the Market. All successful completions of the Colne Easter Bunny Trail will receive a chocolate egg – to enter call in at the Great British Rhythm and Blues gazebo, which will be on the Outdoor Market throughout the day.