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Great time had by all at Boston's Teddy Bear's picnic

Young children and families enjoyed taking their soft toys to Boston's Central Park for a Teddy Bear's Picnic.

The weather was perfect.

The free event organized by Andy Izard, a volunteer of Boston Town Area Committee sub-group and supported by Oldrids & Downtown proved popular with parents too as children took along their favourite teddy bear for a picnic.

Those attending took part in a variety of entertainment from colouring crafts with Boston More in Common (BMiC), trying their hand at circus skills, fairground rides, competitions, face painting by Felicity and making use of the free beach area.

The competitions were hosted by BMiC, and the Mayor of Boston attended to assist chairman, Julian Ross-Thompson from BMiC and Nadine, assistant store manager for Oldrids in the judging of these competitions where prizes were handed out to the children.

A pink tractor with bubbles was also on display with thanks to the Lincolnshire Ladies Tractor Road Run.

The Teddy Bear's Picnic also attracted Sam's House, Perfect Momento Photobooth, Lincs FM, Mini Police, Girl Guides, Boston Library, Lithuania Art School, Tooley's Amusements, and Candy & Curiosities.

Wilmur bear from Lincs FM made an appearance on the day along with Bella the Lincolnshire Police bear and Isaac, Oldrids & Downtown bear.

Oldrids & Downtown said: "We are delighted to have supported an event that was enjoyed by local family and friends. A brilliant opportunity to gather the community together for fun-filled day."

Andy Izard, BTAC volunteer for the sub group said: "The children have had a lovely day and I am pleased to see so many people enjoyed the event."

Boston Borough Council, events manager, Kristina Willoughby quoted: "A special thank you to Andy and the hard work he has put into this event as a BTAC volunteer. It was lovely to see so many people having a great day out in Central Park. The events calendar is expanding with the monies received from BTAC, which is enabling the community to enjoy more days like this, and also attract more visitors to Boston."

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