As part of the Summer Event held on West Green on Saturday 27th July a balloon race was organised which saw over 300 balloons released at West Green on the afternoon. Those finding the labels were asked to contact the organisers and from the responses we know the balloons flew over York, Helmsley, Stockton and continued to fly north. The winning entry was from Petershead an amazing 254 miles from Pocklington.
The winning ticket holders Daniel Bond, Maddie Ironmonger and Ollie Gossip were awarded their prizes by Ann Cox Mayor of Pocklington before the start of the main council meeting on 14th August 2013. A 32″ television, a trampoline and a log burner were the prizes on offer. All these had been donated by ASDA Stores at Market Weighton.