THE Jolly Fisherman’s 100th birthday celebrations continue this month with a special party in Tower Gardens on July 27 and Jolly has invited everyone to come along and have fun!
The party is billed as an exciting free family afternoon by the sea with mascots from many popular holiday destinations joining the famous Fisherman for music, fun and games.
Guest compare, John Marshall from Lincs FM, will kick the event off at 2pm with music being provided by the Royal Anglian Military Band and Skegness’ Silver Band, which is also celebrating its 100th birthday this year.
A Jolly Fisherman look-a-like competition, judged by Jolly himself, will take place with young people encouraged to don their favourite wellies, blue jumper and red scarf. Those entering will get a piece of Jolly’s birthday cake and the winners will receive a special prize.
No seaside party would be complete without Punch and Judy shows and Pongo the Clown will entertain the children too.
Tower Garden will have a selection of stalls providing ice creams and other tasty treats.
The Mayor of Skegness, Councillor Neil Pimperton, encourages everyone to come along: “Everyone associates fun with Skegness and in particular with the Jolly Fisherman. The birthday party provides families with a cheap afternoon out by the sea and an opportunity to enjoy lots of free entertainment With Jane MacDonald switching on the resort’s illuminations the night before (July 26, 2008) it promises to be an action packed weekend on the coast.”
Please see the full birthday party itinerary below.
10am to 5pm – Local Charity stalls, BBQ, Mobile Skate Park, Bouncy Castle and to Children’s rides operating throughout the day.
1pm Prior to the commencement of the Party, Musical Entertainment provided by The Royal Military Band.
2pm John Marshall, Lincolnshire FM Radio Presenter, to compère the event throughout the afternoon beginning with a welcome to everyone attending Jolly’s Party and introduction of Characters and Mascots from around the area.
2.10pm “Arrival” of the Jolly Fisherman
2.15pm Song and Dance featuring the Lisa Jay Stage Institute
2.30pm Punch and Judy Show
2.45 to 3.30pm The Royal Military Band
3.00pm Join the Characters in a game of Musical Statues – A Prize for everyone taking part
2.45pm to 3.30pm Preliminary judging of all entrants to the Jolly Look-a- Like Competition – Every entrant will receive a very special Jolly
3.15pm to 3.45pm Pogo the Clown entertains – featuring Mix and Mingle, Balloon Modelling etc. etc.
3.45pm Presentation of the “Freedom of the Foreshore” to the Jolly Fisherman to and the cutting of his birthday cake
3.55pm Presentation of prizes to the winners of the Target Newspaper’s Jolly Poster Competition
4.05 to 4.30pm Pogo the Clown’s Special Magic Show
4.00 to 4.20pm Final judging of the Jolly Look-a-Like competition and prize presentations
4.30pm Skegness Silver Band entertains
Come and join in all the fun and help celebrate Jolly’s 100th Birthday together with his friends Dino the Dinosaur, Billy Brewer, Tower Mouse, Rocky Alligator, Pirate Pete and lots more.