A competition by Wetherby’s Castlegate toys is now open to all entrants

wet  Pictured from left at CastlegateToys are Jayne Weal, Lesley Dudley, Alexandra McMullan, Nish Kanabar and Daniel Kanabar with Verity Ranby (front).   (110716M1)
wet Pictured from left at CastlegateToys are Jayne Weal, Lesley Dudley, Alexandra McMullan, Nish Kanabar and Daniel Kanabar with Verity Ranby (front). (110716M1)

A Wetherby toy store celebrated its first year anniversery with a day of fun-filled activities at the weekend.

Castlegate Toys on the High Street in Wetherby celebrated the day on Saturday with a number of competitions for youngsters to enter.

Activities included a bug drawing ‘doodling’ competition, face painting and a raffle.

Owner of the toy store, Nish Kanabar, said: “It was so busy here on Saturday and it reminded me of when the store first opened, so it brought back all of those memories. We have, I am proud to say, now built up several loyal customers over the last year and it was great to see the children having so much fun. Even with the weather as it was, all rainy, the store was very very busy.”

Winning entries to the bug competition included seven-year-old Cathona May, who drew a butterfly, and four-year-old Georgia Swales, who drew a ladybird.

Shop trader Nish is also celebrating the year-long onwership of Wetherby post office with his wife, Liz Kanabar, this week.

He said: “One year on, the branch is thriving, with a new open-plan look, freindly staff and above all continuing to give a vital service to the town. We are very proud of our branch.”

l To celebrate the two anniversaries, The Wetherby News has joined forces with Castlegate Toys to offer one reader the chance to win a Playmobil Farm set, worth £40.

To enter, answer the following question: In which country did Playmobil originate?

Entries should be sent to the Wetherby News, Westgate, LS22 6LL. The first correct entry drawn will win the prize.

For terms and conditions see page 6.