DANCERS and staff from Aim2B Dance School in Leyland joined The Mayor and Mayoress of South Ribble, Councillor Harry Hancock and Marion Hancock to launch the date for Leyland Festival 2020 – it was confirmed that the popular family event will return on Saturday 20th June.
The dancers were at the Civic Centre in Leyland to collect their award and certificates for winning the ‘Committee’s Choice Best Float’ award for the 2019 festival parade. Their impressive Cats inspired float wowed the committee with its creativity and attention to detail. During the presentation, the dancers helped announce the 2020 date.
Festival Committee Chairman Tony Harrison was grateful for the dance troupe’s help. He said: “They did a great job of helping us to announce next year’s festival date, and we are delighted to confirm that Leyland Festival will be back once again in 2020.
“The Festival goes from strength to strength each year thanks to the continued support we get from local groups and businesses. Leyland Festival is always a real community effort and 2020 will be no different.
“The Leyland Festival Committee will reconvene in September to start planning next year’s event. We look forward to sharing more details with everyone after the summer break, including the theme for 2020; watch this space!”
Commenting on the Aim2B Dance School presentation, Tony added: “It was great to have so many of the dancers from Festival day with us to receive their award and certificates. They created a real show-stopping float that perfectly captured our ‘Musicals’ theme. It was a pleasure to present them with the Best Float Award.
“Thank you again to everyone who took part in the festival parade. The floats and walking groups are a real highlight of the day and we appreciate all the time and effort that goes into creating such a spectacular part of Leyland Festival.”
More information about Leyland Festival 2020 will be announced in September, including details of how to get involved in different aspects of the Festival, and how to express an interest in taking a stall at the event.
Photo Captions – Photos 1 and 2: Dancers from Aim2B Dance school collect their ‘Committee’s Choice Best Float’ certificates and rosettes for the 2019 Leyland Festival Parade, and announce the date for Leyland Festival 2020. Photo 3: Amy Brown from Aim2B Dance School collects the ‘Committee’s Choice Best Float’ Award from Mayor of South Ribble Councillor Harry Hancock.
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