An egg-cellent day was had by all at Congleton’s Easter Treats Day on Tuesday 11th April. The organisers Congleton Town Council were delighted that so many people joined in the fun.
Congleton’s Easter Treats Day saw the return of the traditional Congl-egg Roll in the pedestrian area. The winner on the day and the current record setter was Natalie, aged 9 years from Congleton, she rolled her egg and egg-stra long thirty nine feet and ten inches, the over 12s winner was Gabriella who rolled her egg twenty feet and two inches. Also in the pedestrian area was Milking Daisy the Cow- how much milk can you milk in a minute? The under 12’s winner of this was Madelaine aged 10 years who manged to milk an impressive 600ml and the over 12’s winner was Donna who milked 1400ml.
Other activities on the day included; a petting farm from Stockley Farm, decorating an egg, planting seeds with the Congleton In Bloom team, face painting from the Face Painting Queen, ice cream and candy floss from Vitalianos and music throughout the event making for a lively atmosphere. Added to the fun of the day were the activities and stalls in the market- the giant chess competition was enjoyed by many.
Many visitors to the treats day set off on the Congleton Shops Easter Egg Hunt. The hunt continues until Tuesday 18th April and a winner will be announced by Thursday 20th April.
Congleton Town Mayor, Cllr David Brown said “What a great turn out for Congleton today, this is egg-sactly what we like to see! Everyone seemed to be smiling and having a cracking time. I especially enjoyed the return of the Congl-egg Roll, although it looked a lot easier than it actually was! My thanks goes out to the organisers of the event; Congleton Town Council and the volunteers who gave up their time to help raise funds for my chosen Mayor’s charities- East Cheshire Hospice. On the day the total amount raised was £157.13 so well done and thank you for all the efforts made for the day.”
Congleton Town Council would like to thank the following for their contributions for the day: Cheshire East Council for allowing free car parking from 10am on Back Park Street, Princess Street and the Fairground car parks, Congleton In Bloom team for planting the seeds, the helpers from East Cheshire Hospice, Pace Farm Eggs Ltd for providing 250 eggs, Royle Street Carpet Centre for the carpet and the Royal Bank of Scotland who delayed taking down its scaffolding for the day. A massive thankyou also to the volunteers on the day who helped to set up the event and monitored the mini games and lastly, thank you to all the residents and visitors to Congleton who came and supported the event.