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Wednesday 13 June 2012

Celebrate 2012 with the Council at Cheshire Show


Cheshire East Council will be beaming with national pride at its stand at the Cheshire Show next week (June 19-20).

With the Olympic Games in London now just seven weeks away, the Council is getting further into the spirit by organising a mini Olympics for show visitors, young and old, to get involved in.

The mini games are just one feature of the Union Jack-themed gardens at the Cheshire East Council stand.

Cheshire East is urging people to help ‘Celebrate 2012’ and visitors will also get to meet some of the inspirational torch bearers who took part in the Olympic torch relay.

A number of the torch bearers who carried the Olympic Flame through Cheshire East will be bringing their torches with them.

The Council stand at the Tabley showground, near Knutsford, will be easily visible to visitors due to its location between the bandstand and the main ring. It will provide show-goers with a place to sit down and recover from all the shopping and show watching.

Councillor Michael Jones, Leader of Cheshire East Council, said: “The Cheshire Show is an opportunity to showcase the best of what’s on offer in Cheshire East and is a high point in the local calendar.

“For many who work in the agricultural sector in Cheshire East, worth millions to our economy, this is a rare opportunity to take a day out of their working lives and get together to network, show their livestock and have a well-earned break.

“The Council is proud to be able to support the show for another year even in difficult economic circumstances. Leading and supporting the local community and economy in the good times and the bad is something we strive for and we’d encourage local residents to go along and support the show.

“A once-in-a-lifetime treat is in store for anyone visiting the Council’s stand at the show, as we’ll have some of the Olympic torchbearers, who ran in Cheshire East to show the torch off and share their experiences.”

The mini Olympics will consist of a number of fun activities, including a speed bounce challenge, assault course and a blindfolded penalty shootout.

Meanwhile, Cheshire East is urging everyone to upload any photos of themselves and their communities celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and Olympics to the official photographic archive for Cheshire East at

The Cheshire County Show takes place on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 19 and 20.  Tickets are available at or call 01565 650200 for more information.

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