A terrific day was had by all as the sun shone on the crowds at the Jubilee Festival at Doagh. The local community worked together to organise the fantastic family fun day on Saturday 18 August in celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Year.
The celebration kicked off with a children’s fancy dress parade and the kids wore costumes inspired by the Queen’s 60 years as Monarch. The regal theme continued when the royal corgis were given a run for their money as the dog show displayed an array of cute pooches with great obedience and skills.
Throughout the day, the festival was buzzing with lots of other fun activities for the whole family to enjoy. Bouncy castles and face painting ensured that the kids had a right royal time whilst the laser clay-pigeon shooting, rodeo bull and archery kept everyone entertained! After the fun and excitement, the refreshments and BBQ were a welcome treat. As the festival came to an end, all children who attended the event were awarded prices and souvenirs to mark the occasion of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, making it a real day to remember.
The festival was organised through the “One Doagh” Village Masterplan Implementation Group in collaboration with Newtownabbey Borough Council and aimed to show how all of the community working together can bring benefits to the whole area. The Mayor of Newtownabbey, Alderman Victor Robinson says ‘The Diamond Jubilee Festival at Doagh was a fantastic success that the whole community should be proud of. It demonstrates that the willingness of local groups to work together for the common good of the village provides opportunities for the entire community to enjoy.’