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Easter in Congleton

Eggs marks the spot for Tuesday 3rd April, as Congleton Town Council along with the local traders group will roll out their cracking idea of organising an Easter Treats Day in the town centre again. Due to this attracting many people last year the event has featured again in Congleton’s jam-packed 2018 events calendar. The fun in the Town Centre is from 10am-1pm, this is to celebrate the Easter holidays and also the end of the Public Realm works in the Town Centre.

The Easter Treats day will see the return of Congleton’s traditional Congl-egg Roll. The roll will be set up in the Town Centre to give people a chance to pick their egg and roll it down the tube and onto the carpet to see how far it rolls. Last year a new record was set by nine year old Natalie from Congleton managing to roll her egg and egg-stra long thirty nine feet and ten inches. Do you think you can beat this distance?

Another challenge for the day will also be Milking Daisy the Cow- how much milk can you milk in a minute? Last year at the event ten year old Madelaine milked an impressive 600ml. For both the Congl-egg Roll and Milking Daisy the Cow there will be winners in categories over and under 12 years so the activities are for everyone. For these two games, there will be a small charge with all funds going towards the Mayors Charities for 2017/18.

There are many more egg-citing activities planned for day including; a petting farm from Stockley Farm and stalls set up to plant mini pots with the Congleton In Bloom team, playing games and learning more about Congleton Veterinary Centre, or why not join the Moody Street Garden Egg Hunt organised by Kids Planet Hilltop Day Nursery.

On Thursday 29th March Congleton’s Easter Egg Hunt will be launched around the shops and businesses in Congleton and will run until Monday 16th April. To join in, simply pick up a booklet from the Tourist Information Centre in the Town Hall and start the hunt around the shops, finding an Easter surprise and getting the booklet stamped. The hunt includes 24 shops in and around the town. To claim the Easter Treat, the hunters are asked to collect at least 20 stamps out of the 24 shops listed. When completed, return the booklet to the TIC, to swap for an Easter treat!

If you haven’t already started the hunt before the Easter Treats Day, be sure to make yourself known to the giant chicken who will be handing out the leaflets in Town Centre from 10am-1pm.

Organiser Martha Hayes from Congleton Town Council said “Seeing that so many people had a cracking time last year, we have decided to put on the event again. We are egg-cited about the activities we are putting on, especially the Congl-egg roll- it’s not as easy as you first think! Monies raised from the mini games will be going towards the 2017/18 Mayors Charities which this year are youth projects and services in Congleton.”

Enjoy Congleton this Easter and in the months to come. Local shop owners have a wealth of knowledge about their products and services and will be happy to help you, so remember to shop local!

On Friday 29th March Congleton Churches Together has organised a town centre Easter service. A Cross will be carried from Trinity Methodist Church in Wagg Street to the space by Carl Christopher on the pedestrian area. Those wishing to walk with the Cross should meet at Trinity Methodist Church at 11.45am. The outdoor service will be at 12 noon.