Honley village is going to town for the whole community this summer.
And organisers hope this will blossom into success for a bloom challenge debut.
Building on the success of the Honley does t’Tour Extravaganza during the Grand Depart weekend last year and the popular Christmas lights event, the local business association is staging the Honley Community Festival on Saturday, June 6.
The ever-popular Church Street market will be in place between 10am and 4pm, packed with stalls manned by local traders.
From 12 noon to 10pm there will be a full programme of entertainment organised by the association in the grounds of the People’s Park, Honley, showcasing the talents of many local acts.
Food stalls will cater for all tastes from Malaysian and Indian cuisine to burgers, to vegetarian food and Yorkshire ice cream.
Tickets to enjoy all the entertainment on the day will be adults £3 each; accompanied child (under 12s) £1 each; family ticket (max two adults) £8. All proceeds from ticket sales will be ploughed back into improving Honley village for the benefit of the whole community.
Honley Business Association chairman Liz Wood said: “We have great plans to make Honley an even better place to live, work and visit.
“We are entering the village in Yorkshire in Bloom for the first time this year with plans well underway to make our village more attractive, plus we will again be decking out the village in Yorkshire Day flags in August.
“We are also committed to upgrading our existing security cameras. The funds raised by this event will make a real difference to the entire community.”
An art competition, similar to the one held last year during the Grand Depart festivities, is also planned.
This year the theme for entries is Honley Community. Any group not already taking part should contact June at Zebra Jewellery (email: email@example.com) for details. All art entries will be exhibited in the park on the day.
Anyone wanting to have a stall, provide entertainment or lend support by volunteering to help for an hour or two on the day should contact June at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anyone with green fingers who has a bit of spare time and would like to get involved with Honley’s Yorkshire in Bloom project should contact Liz Wood at Gert’s Florist in Church Street.