Egg-throwing race to be highlight of Pannal Gala

NADV 1306191AM1 Pannal Gala Queen Olivia Toy with attendants Jenna Fallow and Millie Bishop-Brown.(1306191AM1)

NADV 1306191AM1 Pannal Gala Queen Olivia Toy with attendants Jenna Fallow and Millie Bishop-Brown.(1306191AM1)

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Anticipation is building ahead of next week’s Pannal Gala which is hoped to be bigger and better than ever before.

Hundreds of people are expected at the event on Sunday, July 7, to be held in the cricket club grounds from 1pm.

There will be all the usual attractions from tombolas to raffles, stalls and tea tents, alongside a festive event particular to Pannal - an egg-throwing competition.

“It’s great fun,” said cricket club chairman Brian Hunt, one of the organisers. “The trick is to catch the egg without breaking it which, as they aren’t hard boiled, is very difficult. It’s very messy, and very funny to watch.”

The day’s festivities will begin at noon, with a kwik-cricket match for children at Pannal Primary School. The gala will be opened at 1.15pm by headteacher Jane Turner, followed by the crowning of the gala queen and attendants, Olivia Toy, Jenna Fallow and Millie Bishop-Brown.

The children’s fancy dress competition will follow, along with donkey rides, children’s races, mini tennis, splat the rat and a soccer challenge.

There are more than twice as many stalls as in previous years and the egg-throwing competition will bring the day to a close. Admission is £2 for adults and free for children.