Originally posted 10 July 2007
On Sunday 8th July the Filipino community of Stockton held their first ever Fiesta at Ropner Park in the town.
The event was attended by the Consul General to the UK with members of his staff along with the Mayor of Stockton and the local Member of Parliament.
The sun thankfully shone for the day and the Filipinos attended in droves from as far away as London and Glasgow.
The event was entertained by Ms Monique Wilson who has played numerous West End musicals including Miss Saigon.
Also talented local bands and solo artists additionally entertained the crowds.
What a wonderful time was had by all and the food stalls selling native Filipino delicacies were particularlly busy throughout the day.
If you wish to participate or help at next year's Fiesta please go to http://www.balitangnorte.co.uk and contact Ramon who will only be too pleased to furnish you with details.