VIDEO: Crowds flock to Horsham for annual Sparks in the Park

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There was no repeat of last year’s washout as blue skies and high temperatures helped make Sparks in the Park a success today (Sunday July 28).

Hundreds of people descended on Horsham Park for the annual event organised by Horsham District Council, which included dance performances, live music and a record-breaking mascot conga.

Sparks in the Park fun.

Sparks in the Park fun.

The Skatepark jam was also held on Sunday, with inline skaters, skateboarders and BMX riders of all ages showing off their bravery and talent.

Promoting their cause in the park were a large number of local groups, charities and sports teams, and the friendly faces representing them contributed to the feel-good atmosphere on the day.

The many mascots stole the show, however - entertaining children throughout the day, competing in a tug of war, and setting what is believed to be a British record for most mascots to perform in a conga.

Among the record-breakers was Chipper the dog, the canine representing the West Sussex County Times.

Despite a brief, light shower, the weather was mostly warm and sunny, and local covers band Strobe rounded off the day’s events in the sun with a fun-filled set.

For full coverage see the website and this Thursday’s County Times.