Easter Trees in Colne LibraryTHE plaudits have been flooding in after Colne Town Council’s first Easter Event. Hundreds of people explored the town in the fifteen clue Easter Bunny Hunt devised by Stevie Monk. Quite a few reported learning new facts about their town. The Malteaster Bunnies were generously provided by Lloyd’s BMW of Colne.

Library staff were kept busy as children and their parents came to see the Easter Trees from whose branches are hanging 1,613 painted and collaged eggs that children and schools from all over Colne entered into the Town Council’s competition. The Colne Bookshop prizes are being held behind the counter at the Library and a display board on the first floor shows the winners and runners up.

Musical entertainment was provided by a traditional one man band, Amy Rose’s duo and folk group, Morfan Heights. In addition, the churches held an Easter hymn singing session under the market canopy whilst serving traditional Hot Cross Buns.

The Cake Baking Competition at St. Bartholomew’s attracted some very ambitious entries, with the commercial category being won by Stanbury Cottage’s tiered rabbit and daffodil decorated cake. Prizes were awarded in the form of vouchers to spend at Glamourice in Colne Market.

The now traditional donkey rides were a big draw in The Precinct.

Here are some comments about the day that the Town Council Events Committee has received:
• “Brilliant day, so much going on in the Town”, Barbara Taylor.
• “It was brill, so much going on and most of it was free, hats off to everyone involved”, Elaine Mcdowall.
• “Thank you soo much my 3 enjoyed everything! Spent about 3 hours doing all the activities, we couldn’t believe how much was on! Happy        kids=happy mum and dad!!”, Sarah Spicer.
• “You did Colne proud it was a really good day. Thank you to all who took part in helping to make so good”, Anita Earnshaw.
• “Had a wander through Colne and it was a great family atmosphere. Well done again for bringing everyone together”, Kaye Duckworth.

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