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Debenham prepares for jubilee glee

PUBLISHED: 23:00 30 May 2002 | UPDATED: 12:01 03 March 2010

DIG out your prams, pull out your push chairs and dust off your old bicycles.

The people of Debenham are getting ready to party after winning one of the ten £500 grants to celebrate the golden jubilee in style.

DIG out your prams, pull out your push chairs and dust off your old bicycles.

The people of Debenham are getting ready to party after winning one of the ten £500 grants to celebrate the golden jubilee in style.

Thanks to the Evening Star competition together with British Gas they are organising a wacky soap box race through the streets to mark the Queen's 50-year reign.

It is thought that this will be the first race in the region for many years and businesses and individuals are busy designing some weird and wonderful designs.

But if racing down the street in a magnificent contraption is not your cup of tea fear not.

There is plenty of fun for everyone to get involved with and the people of Debenham intend to use their money to make it a real day to remember.

The whole community will be getting involved with the celebrations on June 3 with a grand parade where pied pipers will lead people from all over the village to the junior school. There will be prizes for the best fancy dress, the best banner and the best decorated crown.

There is also going to be a big picnic, where people can bring their own picnic and enjoy the jubilee atmosphere. Also lowland games on the green with inter-pub challenges, royal pillow fights and golden egg throwing, and community events.

These include a community hand holding challenge and building a 50 metre line of 50 pence pieces.

As well as all this and much more fun and frolics through out the day there will be fireworks, music and dancing well in to the night.

The celebrations will all start at 2pm at Debenham High School and everyone is welcome.

If you would like to take part in the soap box derby then entry is £10 per vehicle and people can compete in one of two categories, the speed machine or the wild and wacky class.

For more information please call 01728 860365.


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