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Public Encouraged to Get Their Teeth Stuck into a One Day Event

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The public is being encouraged to get their teeth stuck into a one-day event by taking part in up to five competitions, one involving the famous digestive biscuit.

Grant Park 100 which will take place on August 24 will boast a number of have-a-go activities and competitions on the day, but there are five key contests that people need to pre-register for.

The event is being held to mark 100 years since Sir Alexander Grant gifted the park to the town.

One of the most poignant contests is that keen bakers are being asked to create a modern twist to the digestive biscuit, relevant, because Sir Alexander Grant invented the sweet treat.

Other competitions are cake and floral art contests, a photography competition and a fun vegetable animal contest.

Ann Rossiter, a retired home economics teacher, has volunteered to co-ordinate the competitions.

She said:

“These competitions are a great way for people to get involved in this fantastic event.

“With the range of different competitions, there is something for everyone and all ages.

“All of the contests in one way or another will have a connection to Grant Park or have a historical link to the town.

“For example, the floral art and vegetable animal competitions recognise the wonderful Forres Flower Shows which ran in the town for 90 years and of course the hard work of the team at Forres in Bloom who do such a wonderful job of keeping the town blooming with their vibrant displays, not only in Grant Park, but throughout the town.”

Ann added:

“The digestive biscuit competition has a clear connection to Sir Alexander Grant and who knows, maybe we could see the winning creation on our supermarket shelves in the future.”

All of the details about how to get involved and register for the different competitions are available on the Grant Park 100 website.

Joanna Taylor, a director of Forres Events Limited, the organisers of the event said:

“There are plenty of activities which will be free for people to enjoy.

“These competitions are the only ones that people need to pre-register for, but also on the day there will be other activities for people to enjoy.

“For example, we are working closely with Forres Academy who are organising the mini Highland Games which will have welly wanging and tattie and spoon races to name just a couple of the events.

“There are also two arenas, which will boast different entertainment such as gun dog racing and falconry displays, there’s a live music area and also two marquees which will have stalls and talks and demonstrations and exhibits of the best of the entries into these competitions.

“It is intended to be a family day out with lots of activities to enjoy.”

Early registration to these events is encouraged.

The deadline for registering via www.grantpark100.com is Wednesday, July 24.

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