Thousands partied in the park!
Published on Tuesday 21st August 2012
Over 5,000 people joined in the fun at Party In The Park on Sunday 19th August in Cannock Park.
If you were there, see if you can spot yourself in the photo slideshow below!
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Party in the Park - the grand finale to the Chase Community Games - kicked off with the Cannock Highland Pipe Band who opened the event with a march through the park. Performances were also provided by Bridgtown Concert Show Band, Chase Choral Society, Chase Day Service, Back Street Theatre, Songbirds, Waiting for Susan, The Shine and Taking Hayley.
The Chase Harriers brought a touch of 'the Olympics' to the show by running a lap of Cannock Park carrying an official Olympic Torch.
The event also consisted of a Dance Fest to get everyone moving and into the spirit of the Olympics. The audience had a go at disco, street dance, salsa and Zumba which were all delivered by professional instructors.
Children enjoyed a range of free activities throughout the day including games with the Play Rangers, meeting the Council's community hero, arts and crafts, balloon modelling, circus skills, bouncy castle and slide, a fire juggler, music and movement with Jo Jingles and a traditional Punch and Judy show.
The event showcased local sporting clubs and encouraged local people to take part in physical activity and make healthier lifestyle choices.
Over 25 teams entered the It's a Knockout competition - delivered by Boot Camp One - CrossFit style, which works to transform people's perception of fitness and in turn create lasting legacy changes.
The competition involved individual and team challenges including an inflatable assault course, a rubber duck dash, barrow burnout, skippy dipping, and minute mash-ups.
The Staffordshire Search and Rescue team were also on hand to provide First Aid.
The whole event was delivered by Cannock Chase Council's Communications team and WLCT Community Wellbeing team - and was inspired by the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics.
The Chase Community Games initiative has been funded by the Chase Community Partnership and has been supported by a number of community groups from across the District.
Councillor Christine Mitchell, Leader of Culture and Sport, said: "Party in the Park was absolutely fantastic. The programme was packed full of a range of local entertainment for all to enjoy. It was great to see so many people enjoying the event and visiting Cannock Park. Our parks are wonderful spaces for the whole community to enjoy, so it was an ideal setting for the event.
"Chase Community Games, inspired by the Olympics, has been a huge success, with events taking place across the District over the summer. I hope the events over the summer and the Paralympic Flame celebration will encourage and inspire people to take part in sports in Cannock Chase.
It was lovely to see all the community both young and old coming together and celebrating Chase Community Games. I'd also like to personally thank everyone who helped to make this event such a huge success".
Photos are now available to view on the Council's Facebook page - search for Cannock Chase District or you can purchase photos from the official photographers by visiting http://www.dephoto.biz/%A0