Organisers of South Tyneside Council's summer festival of FREE family fun and entertainment are busy finalising arrangements for the 2002 Opening Parade and Summer Fayre in July.
The Queen's Golden Jubilee will be the theme of the Cookson Festival Parade with community groups, schools, charities and commercial organisations celebrating "50 Glorious Years".
There will be an organising meeting on Tuesday 23rd April at 7pm in South Shields Town Hall for everyone interested in taking part.
Full details of how to get involved in the Festival will be distributed. Organisers are hoping that as well as the regular participants, new groups and individuals will come along to support the event. Cash prizes are awarded for the entries, both stalls and floats, that best represent the Golden Jubilee theme.