Rugby to celebrate St George’s Day with knights and dragons

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WARWICKSHIRE’S biggest St George’s Day celebration will take to the streets of Rugby Town Centre once again this year.

The celebrations, organised by Rugby First, will take place from 11am to 2.30pm, on Monday, April 23.

Sat astride a beautiful steed, St George, accompanied by his knight, will parade through the streets, before battling with colourful dragons, created by local school children.

Aftab Gaffar, Rugby First Director of Operations said: “The first St George’s Day was held in 2008 and since then it has gone from strength to strength and is now the biggest in the county. Businesses, local school children and visitors all come together to celebrate our great nation, as well as to have some fun. There is a huge range of activities, stalls, displays and entertainment and anyone and everyone is welcome to get involved. This year we are particularly keen to hear from members of the public who may have a special talent such as painting, pottery making, dancing or similar to get in touch as we would like to get them involved with the celebrations.”

Local businesses also plan to turn the town into a patriotic sea of red and white as they dress their shop windows for the hotly contested ‘Window Dressing Competition’, where the prize is a cup rather than a maiden! For the first time ever staff will also dress for the occasion – why don’t you?

For further information or to get involved with the celebrations please call Helen Wild on 07979 506375 or email dockersdiner1@gmail.com. A schedule for the day will be available nearer the time.