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The sun shone on Flint’s St. David’s Day celebration

Posted Monday March 2nd, 2020 in the News category

A fantastic day was had in Flint on March 2nd  as pupils from local schools gathered for the town’s St. David’s Day celebration. The celebration was held in Flint town centre, in front of St. Mary’s Church on Church Street and was arranged by Menter Iaith Fflint a Wrecsam in partnership with Flintshire County Council and Flint Town Council.

Welsh themed performances

A performance from Band Cambria was followed by Welsh themed performances from local schools (Cornist Park School, Ysgol Pen Coch, Ysgol Maes Hyfryd, Ysgol Sir Richard Gwyn and Ysgol Croes Atti). The celebrations were presented by Michael Ruggerio (‘Mic ar y Meic’). To bring the celebration to a close, everyone joined in singing Calon Lân and the National Anthem. The popular characters Magi Ann and her friend, Tedi joined in the celebrations!

Gill Stephen, Chief Officer of Menter Iaith Fflint a Wrecsam said:

“It’s great every year to see so many local people coming out to watch the performances and join in the fun. The Saint David’s Day Celebrations are now established as a popular event in the town calendar. We look forward to seeing them continue to grow and continue to bring the community together in the future.   

I would like to thank Flintshire County Council and Flint Town Council for their support which made the celebrations possible. We are also grateful yet again to St Mary’s and St David’s Church for the warm welcome and practical help! It was also nice to have the company of the Mayor of Flint who announced the winners of the Window Dressing Competition and awarded the prizes.”