A TOWN mayor has praised the hard work of volunteers following a successful weekend of events.

Mold's M-Fest music event and carnival were held in the town on Saturday and Sunday.

Both saw a good turnout and were hailed a big success by Mold Carnival's volunteer committee, which organises the events.

Cllr Tim Maunders, mayor of Mold, told the Leader: "It was absolutely fantastic and we have to thank the volunteers. "I must have put about 36 hours in over the weekend and I know a lot more volunteers put in more time than I did. "The general public just flocked to the town, which was amazing.

"When I went through town on the Sunday there were a lot of people. The shops I went into told me they had a good afternoon too.

"I think events like these really help the town's image and show what we can do in Mold."

The carnival was held on the town’s Maes Bodlonfa Fields, known locally as The Rec and Kendricks Fields.

The main stage offered a host of live entertainment and music, including performances from Liverpool Chinese Martial Arts, who wowed audiences with Chinese Lion Dances.

Rex the T-Rex also visited the event, as did Gogglebox star Sandra Martin - to the delight of visitors.

Cllr Maunders said he had very good feedback from those attending, adding: "I walked around the whole field and everyone I saw said they had a fantastic day.

"It was really nice because people were just sat on the grass enjoying the music and watching the dinosaurs - which were amazing.

"My chosen charity, NEWSAR (North East Wales Search and Rescue), did really well and had a lot of interest as well."

Jane Evans, events manager for Mold Town Council, said: “It was a brilliant day enjoyed by thousands from start to finish and we have already received lots of positive feedback from all of our guests who say that the day was very enjoyable.