Thanks for another great band parade

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Ballymoney town centre once again reverberated to the sound of marching bands when Dunaghy Flute Band hosted their annual parade.

From mid afternoon many cars were parked along the route as spectators started to gain the best vantage points for the procession of bands that was to follow. Before the parade there was a range of entertainment to keep all ages amused.

Fancy dress characters mingled with the crowds giving out sweets while children queued up for a go on the bouncy castles, many with their faces painted.

In High Street a large crowd gathered to watch Dunloy Accordion Orchestra. This was followed by a short military display by the B Special Historical Platoon from Tyrone.

A total of 51 bands attended before an enthusiastic crowd.

The organisers would like to express thanks to all those who made the parade such a success including Macosquin First Flute for leading, Castles, cartoon characters, face painters, Ballymoney Fife & Lambeg Drumming Club, Buddy the Clown, collectors, marshals, Trevor Murphy for all his help, businesses and the PSNI The street collection on the evening amounted to £3431.00.