Queen’s Platinum Jubilee: Street Party and Fun Day Unveiled in Fife Town

The event, on Friday June 3, is organized by the Salvation Army of Kirkcaldy and the staff of the Hayfield Community Centre.

It will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Kirkcaldy Salvation Army Captain Andrew Manley said the street party and fun day will take place at the Salvation Army grounds and the Hayfield Community Centre, both in Hayfield Road.

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He said the celebration would move indoors in the event of inclement weather and the community center would provide the food with a Salvation Army emergency van supplying the drinks.

Captain Manley revealed how the event took place: “The idea started with a discussion at the Salvation Army about how best to mark the important national Platinum Jubilee event, he said .

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“It was promoted as a way to bring communities together in a joyful way, which is very much in line with our values.

Captain Andrew Manley of the Kirkcaldy Salvation Army

“Having worked closely with the community center for some time now – we have worked together to provide 3500 meals for families during the pandemic – we approached them to team up and use the entire site to provide so many activities as possible and reach as many community as we can.

“We are excited to work together to serve our community.”

He said it was important to mark such an incredible royal milestone: “The jubilee marks a unique occasion. No other head of state has ascended the throne for 70 years.

“After the events of the past two years, it is so important to bring people together in a positive way. The Royal Family and The Queen are important parts of our society and we want to join in celebrating this event.”

There will be various activities around a 1950s theme – including a sing-along, photo booth, memorabilia, live music, costume contest and a remembrance tree. And for the kids there will be a bouncy castle, face and hand painting, a chance to play 1950s games, arts and crafts, a candy shop from that era, a puzzle course of images and their own costume contest with prizes to be won.

Captain Manley added there will also be a £3 cream tea – tickets available from the church office.

Joseph K. Bennett