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A week to go until Strictly Pancakes 2012

pancakesShrove Tuesday heralds the time for teams of colleagues and friends from Scarborough to don their best fancy dress, polish their frying pans and compete in Strictly Pancakes 2012. 

 

This year the event will take place on Tuesday 21 February on Aberdeen Walk in the town centre, with the first race due to start at around 12.15pm.  This will follow immediately after the Mayor of the Borough of Scarborough, Cllr John Blackburn, has rung the Pancake Bell in North Street at 12.00pm.

 

A panel of four judges will each give marks out of ten to the competing teams and the team with the highest overall score will be the winner.  They will be scored on their fancy dress, pancake flipping technique and overall skill, while negotiating a course devised by Yorkshire Coast College Sports Department.

 

One of the judges, Carolyn Jackson from St Catherine’s Hospice, which was last year’s winning team said:

 

"All of the judges are really looking forward to the event and our advice to those taking part is that it’s not just a race of speed, but agility, skill and dress sense too!"

 

Yorkshire Coast College students will also be holding two cooking demonstrations elsewhere in the town centre, assisted by the college’s professional chef.  The healthy option pancake will be showcased outside Poundland on Westborough and for those giving the new year diet a miss that day, traditional pancakes will be served up in the Market Hall.

 

Anyone wanting more information or details of how to enter Strictly Pancakes 2012, should email nick.taylor@scarborough.gov.uk or mary.turnbull@scarborough.gov.uk  or alternatively call 01723 232440.
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