SPIRITS were high as the rain came down in Ryhall for the village picnic on The Meadows playing field today (Sunday).
Organiser Val Lofthouse of Parkfield Road, Ryhall, estimated that about 600 people from the village turned out to support the event.
Marquees covered picnic tables which were laden with food, the bands played and hot food and drinks were being served by willing volunteers.
At 4pm balloons were released by seven-year-old Amelia-Ellen Burt from Ryhall Primary School who won a poster design competition and a copy of her picture was sent to the Queen.
Mrs Lofthouse said: “It is absolutely amazing.
“People don’t seem bothered by the rain one bit. That’s the community of Ryhall for you though; everyone pulls together.”
Money raised from the event will go towards a tree or a bench as a lasting memory of the jubilee.