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A flagship free event for the Summer in an East Yorkshire town is back for 2019.

Giant Community Day will be staged in Market Weighton Town Centre on Sunday 14th July - 12 noon till 4pm. With a packed line-up of entertainment and activities organised by dedicated volunteers.
The High Street will be transformed into a town fair with an emphasis on local talent.
The showcase of some of the town’s performing arts includes singer-songwriter Evie Barrand Music, the award-winning Weighton Young Players, the Weighton Waytes choir, Neil Diamond tribute act Phil Richards, the Steampunk dancers Ravens Morris and Rock Choir East Riding and Hull. Also performing at the event are Hailbails, Minster Ukes from York and the new Pocklington Pipe and Drums Band. Starbrite Dance Academy will be there, performing on their own stage for 2019.
There will be a BMX stunt team bringing the Ultimate Extreme Battle, where athletes will be showing off their skills in trials riding, parkour and BMX jump-riding to wow the crowds.
Visitors can also enjoy a climbing wall, birds of prey, Zoolab - a reptile collection - and some 50 stalls staffed by local organisations, all lining the High Street.
Other highlights include drama from the town’s firefighters from Market weighton fire station who will simulate a rescue exercise from a car crash. Back by popular demand is a 26-metre inflatable boot camp challenge.
Local community radio broadcaster Vixen 101 will host the arena and be broadcasting live from the event on 101.8 FM and online.
The event has been organised by a newly-assembled group of residents and traders. Spokesman Richard Spare says: "We’ve an exciting day planned with so many and varied activities and we’re thrilled that the Giant Community Day is back on the calendar. I’d particularly like to thank my colleagues on the organising team for coming together and the sponsors whose support makes the day possible."
The main backers of the revived event are Market Weighton Town CouncilBritcomBlue Sky Day Nursery, Pre-School & Out of School Club, Tesco, Market Weighton Commercial Risk Solutions and Market Weighton's New Community Shop. There are also numerous small businesses which are supporting the day and who will be named in a special brochure, to be delivered to every household in the area.


Entry forms for the Spring Garden Competition are now available from The Post Office, Paper Shop, Doctors Surgery and also The Town Hall, 2 Linegate.
The closing date for the competition is Easter Monday 1st April and judging will take place on Thursday 4th April.
The judges would particularly like to hear from new residents who are entering their gardens for the first time.  The judges also look forward to visiting the regular gardeners to see what changes they have introduced since last year.
Entry forms for the Summer Garden Competition, which takes place in July each year, will be available end of April.  The awards for both competitions will be presented at an event to be held in the Community Hall on Friday 25th October when all the gardeners who enter can take part in a quiz accompanied by a delicious free buffet supp