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Carnival-themed fun a hit with the community

CIVIC PRIDE ... from left, Deputy Mayoress Pat Porthouse and Deputy Mayor Richard Porthouse, with Garden Hills activities co-ordinator Bobbie Jo-Scott and manager Lyndsay Scott.

CIVIC PRIDE ... from left, Deputy Mayoress Pat Porthouse and Deputy Mayor Richard Porthouse, with Garden Hills activities co-ordinator Bobbie Jo-Scott and manager Lyndsay Scott.

ALL the fun of the fayre came to a South Tyneside care home who were celebrating summer in style.

Garden Hill Care Home turned its grounds into the site of its very own summer fair on Sunday – with the whole community invited.

Residents and their friends and family were joined by the Deputy Mayor, Coun Richard Porthouse, and his wife, Deputy Mayoress Pat Porthouse, for a packed day of activities at the home, in St Michael’s Avenue, South Shields.

Activities lined up for the carnival-themed extravaganza included a coconut shy, hook-a-duck and funny photo booth, where guests could dress up with wacky props before having their photo taken.

Visitors could also browse the various stalls, from tombola and bric a brac, to vintage sweets and cake sale, before tucking into barbecue food and homemade lemonade.

Pony rides, funfair games and live music also kept visitors entertained.

The Deputy Mayor and Mayoress officially opened the fair before getting into the spirit of the occasion by trying their hand at the coconut shy and the welly-toss.

The event proved a big hit with young and old alike.

Care home manager Lyndsay Scott, said: “We all had a fantastic time and were delighted to see so many people turn out.

“Garden Hill has a real family atmosphere, so we were so pleased to see that people of all ages taking part.

“It was a truly memorable day.”

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