St George is ready to march

10th March 2011.'15th March 2011.'Horbury will host its second annual St Georges Day parade and party in April'Pictured : Toastmaster Michael Kellett, with Tracy England, Kristy Beaumont and Cllr Edie Hick and Cllr Alyson Ripley.'Picture: MATTHEW PAGE'Picture: MATTHEW PAGE
10th March 2011.'15th March 2011.'Horbury will host its second annual St Georges Day parade and party in April'Pictured : Toastmaster Michael Kellett, with Tracy England, Kristy Beaumont and Cllr Edie Hick and Cllr Alyson Ripley.'Picture: MATTHEW PAGE'Picture: MATTHEW PAGE
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ATHLETES, entertainers and community groups are all lining up for Horbury’s St George’s Day.

The parade will be led by the main man, St George, who will be followed by brownies, guides, rainbows, sports clubs and Horbury Brass Band, plus may others.

A local archery club will also join the procession with their bows and arrows to bring the chivalrous age of the saint back to life.

Coun Alyson Ripley has helped organise the event and said: “We are trying to promote Horbury and all the good things that you can do here.”

The event will have a traditional tone this year as Michael Kellett, a member of the English Toastmasters Association, joins in the celebrations.

The parade will begin at 3pm on Saturday, April 23 and start at Horbury Library, on Westfield Road, and move down towards Slazenger’s Sports and Social Club in Addingford.

Coun Ripley said: “We have everything organised now, we are just relying on the weather.”

There will be a funfair, fairground rides and face painting.

In the evening there will be performances from a number of entertainers, including the Rapide Brothers clown act.

Local band, Fire in the Fishbowl, will play alongside Padded Cell before a 1800 style firework display, which will close the festivities.

A family ticket costs £5, £2 for adults and £1 for children, and they are on sale from the Cooperative supermarket on High Street, Horbury.