A themed event turned Porthleven red, white and blue – but it was stars and stripes rather than British patriotism that was behind it.

Americana Day was an event which catered to everyone.

Children merrily enjoyed the day as there were three bouncy castles, a fancy dress competition and face painting.

Food and refreshments from an American Slipstream caravan were available, as well as various stalls including fudge, tombola and raffle prizes.

There was also a display from a World War Two re-enactment group, who brought along vintage American vehicles and equipment, and were also dressed in 1950s uniforms.

Girls arrived in 50s frocks and matching period hairstyles, and others could also pay to have theirs done in the styles of the time by a specialist hairdresser.

The day was fun-filled and a great success, with a turnout of more than 350 people.

Americana Day carried on into the evening when the 40s and 50s band, the Sugar Bullets, kept the all-American spirit alive.

Americana Day was created by Mandie Lewis who runs the social club at Porthleven Football Club; when the football season is out there was a need for a club event to look forward to.

Such was the successful feedback for this year’s Americana Day that the club already has ideas for next year’s event, with the possibility of a camping area.

The club thanked the committee members for all their hard work in putting on a great day for all to enjoy.

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