PARC Howard threw open its gates today, Wednesday (Aug 21) for a family fun day.

As well as stalls selling arts and crafts there were organisations including the emergency services on hand providing useful help and advice. The fire service brought along a tender much to the delight of those who put on some of the equipment or tuned on the flashing blue lights.

Grace Cole puts on the fire service equipment

Reverend Eldon Phillips was on hand as acting MC and did a grand job in informing the public on the running order of events. The Llanelli Community Wind Band entertained with renditions of tunes like Abba’s Mamma Mia and a favourite from the Rocky Horror Show The Time Warp.

 

 

The Celtic Twirlers put on a wonderful display and a magician come juggler and unicyclist kept the children amused and engaged.

The grounds looked superb thanks to the hard work of the volunteer gardeners. Families made the most of the sunshine and picnicked on the grass in front of the mansion house. Even rugby legend Phil Bennett was spotted enjoying the benefits of the park.

The Brown and Allen family enjoying a picnic

The children’s play areas were packed with families and it was easy to see why the park is so treasured.

The cafe was still out of operation however there was a mobile caterer in attendance. Any thoughts of cars in the park or a car park were now long gone said Phillip Thomas of the Parc Howard Association. “All is well and we are happy to see people coming here and enjoying the park in all its glory” he said.

More events are planned at the park later in the year.

Photos: Ryan Milsom

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