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See how First Focus has started Fakenham’s jubilee celebrations and what else is planned in Fakenham

PUBLISHED: 17:28 31 May 2012

Fakenham charity First Focus held a 1950's Diamond Jubilee party. At the event are (from left) April Simnor, Judith Berry, Maggie Goldingay, Fakenham mayor Janet Holdom and Howard Young. Picture: Ian Burt

Fakenham charity First Focus held a 1950's Diamond Jubilee party. At the event are (from left) April Simnor, Judith Berry, Maggie Goldingay, Fakenham mayor Janet Holdom and Howard Young. Picture: Ian Burt

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Charity First Focus has kicked off Fakenham’s diamond jubilee celebrations today with a 1950s fancy dress party.

There were games, quizzes, dancing and a buffet and Fakenham mayor Janet Holdom was the guest of honour.

Groups and organisations in Fakenham have made their plans to celebrate the Queen’s diamond jubilee.

Meanwhile, there are several other events planned over the next few days in Fakenham.

* At Fakenham Parish Church there will be a celebration church service on Sunday at 10.30am, followed by a celebratory drink to toast the Queen and then a Churches Together bring-and-share lunch. This will be in St Peter’s Garden if the weather is fine. The lunch is open to all, and you are asked to take a contribution along. Salad, bread and fruit punch will be provided by the church, and the lunch begins at noon. People of all ages are welcome. Prizewinners of a jubilee crown competition run by the church will be announced will be announced at the church’s jubilee celebrations.

* Kick Start Fakenham is to hold a diamond jubilee balloon race in which 120 red, white and blue helium balloons will be released at Millennium Park at 4.30pm on Monday. Companies and individuals are invited to sponsor a balloon for £5 and can do so by going to Sweets ‘n’ Things, in Oak Street. Balloons will have the sponsors’ names and contact details on, and the person who has sponsored the balloon reported to have travelled the furthest will receive a prize. Pupils from Fakenham Primary School, Fakenham Junior School and Fakenham High School will be invited to release the balloons. Money raised will be put towards organising this year’s Fakenham Fair.

All the balloons used will be biodegradable and environmentally-friendly.

* The 2534 (Fakenham) Squadron Air Training Corps will parade in the Market Square for a formal inspection by the mayor on Wednesday at 7.30pm. Former cadets, ex-servicemen and people from in and around the town are welcome to attend.

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