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Quarrington residents celebrate Olympics

Roisin Rogan-Macintosh, 9 and Neave Rogan-Macintosh, 11 trying sumo wrestling at the Olympicnic. Photo: 0400SB-8

Roisin Rogan-Macintosh, 9 and Neave Rogan-Macintosh, 11 trying sumo wrestling at the Olympicnic. Photo: 0400SB-8

SUMO wrestlers, Zumba displays and plenty of cake all added to a community day held to celebrate the Olympics.

Following on from the success of their Jubilee picnic held in June, Quarrington residents Sarah O’Brien, Laura Southern, Andrea Bradford, Garry Wilson, Dave Nene, Carol Robinson and Kate Cook organised an ‘Olympicnic’ to celebrate the London 2012 Games.

Around 200 people attended the event, which included a variety of fun activities for all the family, including a Sumo suit challenge and a KidZone tent with colouring and face painting.

There was also a Make your Own Olympic Torch competition which was judged by Mayor of Sleaford Trevor Mayfield and local Olympic torchbearer Julie Hanks was among the guests. She brought along her torch for people to see and wore her white Olympics tracksuit.

June Jackson gave a demonstration of Zumba, with many of the children and some of the adults getting involved, and people were able to take part in events such as thee egg and spoon race, three-legged race and sack race. The day concluded with a game of rounders and tug-of-war competitions.

Through the sale of programmes and refreshments, the Olympicnic raised £131, which will go towards future Quarrington events.

Sleaford Striders Athletics Club and Lincolnshire Sports Library provided the sports equipment for the event and the Olympicnic received funding through Lincolnshire County Council’s Big Society scheme.

 
 
 

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