Parc Howard was full of families enjoying the sunshine and taking part in family activities as the Parc Howard Association threw open the gates today, Monday (Apr 17). The Easter event included a quiz with prizes of eggs and chocolates. There were colouring activities, cake making, egg decorating, stalls, tea and cakes and the house itself was open.
Among the visitors was Lee Waters AM and his family, Nia Griffith MP, Bill Thomas, Mayor of Llanelli, and the Chairman of the Rural Council Stephen Donoghue and his family.
Jane Rosser said: We have had a fantastic day and another successful event for the PHA. At least 220 quiz forms were handed in. We are really grateful to Tesco in Trostre who donated chocolates. Two of our committee members have been doing the catering and they have been rushed off their feet. An expression of interest advert has now gone out for the catering. We are just hoping that we can still have access to the ground floor. Without getting into the politics it would be great if Llanelli as a town took the park on. We have another event in May, which is a book sale and we have our family day in August. We are still looking for new committee members and volunteers. We have been delighted with the support local people have given to the park.
Nia Griffith MP said: It is fantastic to see so many people here enjoying the outdoors and the sunshine and enjoying the simple things like the flowers. It is great to be here and see such a big crowd. The fact that people can come in free today I am sure is a big plus factor for those families who cannot afford to be going to expensive places. We need to be careful with our plans and make sure we do not price people out in the future.