The first Ackworth Gala was held in 1977 to celebrate the Queen's Silver Jubilee.
This turned into an annual event and there has been a gala each June at Carr Bridge Playing Field ever since. Comprising of a parade, arena events, fundraising stalls and activities for the children, the event is always popular and well attended.
This year's event took place on Saturday 29 June. The weather was glorious and there were over 30 stalls from local community groups raising funds. Eighteen community groups took place in parade that left the Tarmac Depot supported by The Melton Mowbray Toy Soldier Band.It is estimated over £9000 was raised on the day. There were free-of-charge inflatables and climbing walls for the children and arena acts from Clown Bluey and his Crazy Fire Engine, CG Dance and The Falconry School. Ackworth Parish Council would like to thank everyone that supported and attended the event.
The Gala Queen this year was Millie (Outwood Academy Bell Lane) and Attendants were Logan (Mill Dam School) and Sylvie (Ackworth Howard).
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