Posted by: North Officer | 14/08/2012

Civic Reception for Olympic Champion Jessica Ennis

Golden girl Jessica Ennis is to be given a champion’s welcome home on Friday when city leaders host a civic reception in Sheffield in her honour.

Thousands of people are expected to throng to Sheffield city centre on Friday August 17 to catch a glimpse of Sheffield’s local hero and her Olympic gold medal.

Jessica, a former King Ecgbert’s pupil and member of City of Sheffield Athletics Club, will be welcomed home by the Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Cllr John Campbell, at Barker’s Pool where she will receive the city’s thanks and congratulations on an open air stage.

The event will be a celebration of Jessica’s victory with music, sport and film starting at 4pm and running through to the start of the celebration at 6.15pm. There will then be a private reception for Jessica and her family in the adjacent City Hall from 7pm onwards.

And city leaders are asking the crowds to bring or wear something gold in honour of the city’s golden girl to make it a truly golden event.



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