Thursday, 11 September 2008

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Chearsley Show
A very successful Chearsley Show was held at the village hall on Saturday 6th, very well attended and with a very good display of local produce. 10 more entrants had participated this year with 50 more entries in all the different categories. It was pleasing to see so many children taking part with entries for art, garden on a plate and the baking. The judges commented that the standard of entries was up to County standard, and this, despite the difficult weather conditions with which we have all had to contend. The overall winner was Michael Edmonds. Congratulations go to him and to the following who received trophies :

Best Photograph – Joy Payne; best model – Pat Miles; best art entry – Caroline Dean; Craft prize – Joc Faulkner; best children’s entry – Edward Baines; Children’s champion – Tessa Siddal; Men’s jam tarts – Derek Allen; best domestic - Jackie Allen; best flowers – Mary Scholefield; best flower arrangement – Anne Pratt; craftsmanship – Joc Faulkner; best fruit was shared between John Tribe, Joy Payne, David and AnnaTaylor, and Mary Scholefield; best vegetables – Mike Edmonds.

Our thanks go to Rosemary Wallis, Margaret Braley and Jean Tribe for organizing the event and to all the others who helped on the day with teas and raffle ticket selling.

Harvest Festival at St Nicholas
This will take place on Sunday 28th September at 11.00am. We are all invited to bring a plateful of something savoury or sweet to share with everyone at the Bring and Share lunch in the church after the service.

Back to Church Sunday – 28th September at 11.00am

If you have got out of the habit of attending church or have never come, this is the day to give it a try. The family Service is short, simple and easy to follow.