Final touches ahead of community gala

The Woodlands Rockettes, who performed at the Woodlands May festival. Picture: Marie Caley D7779MC

The Woodlands Rockettes, who performed at the Woodlands May festival. Picture: Marie Caley D7779MC

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FINAL preparations are underway for a community festival this weekend.

The Woodlands May Festival is being held on Sunday and Monday and will be centred around All Saints Church, All Saints Community Centre and Adwick fire station.

An action-packed programme of entertainment has been lined up for both days including dance and majorette troupes, performing arts, a puppet show and a dog show.

A number of stalls will also be at All Saints Community Centre and the fire service will be recreating vehicle rescues and holding fire satyr demonstrations.

Prizes up for offer in the raffle include a HD TV.

This year will also mark the first festival since the death of Barry Hayes, who was the chairman of the festival since it was re-established in 2003.

As a lasting memorial the committee have decided to present a trophy each year to one outstanding person who has helped in some way to make the community better.

The festival was originally held until the First World War when visitors numbers started to dwindle. It was revived in 2003 by community volunteers and has been held every year since.