Thursday, 10 September 2009

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Chearsley Show
This was held on Saturday 5th September, when the overall winner was Julian George who was presented with the Vic Walker Cup. Julian was also the winner of the Wilfred Kind Cup for Best Domestic , the Eli Godfrey Glass Plate for his Jam tarts, and the wooden bowl for Best Fruit. Julian had to share the Gadsby Trophy for Best Vegetables with Alan Whiffin. Many congratulations to Julian.

The new category of a hanging basket was won by Della Mitchener. She received a photograph frame as her prize.

Other winners were : Cyndy Whiffin for Best Photograph; Perry Smith for Best Model; Jan Grimshaw for Best Art Entry; Mary Scholefield for Craft; Pauline Parkes for Best Flowers; Ann Pratt for Best Flower Arrangement; Mary Scholefield and Perry Smith share the Harry Gregory Cup for Craftsmanship.

A total of 13 children put in 37 entries and Christian Collins won the Harold Braley Cup for Best Children's Entry. Katherine George was the Children’s Champion. Quite a winning day for the Georges!

We were pleased to have Chloe Lambert to present the prizes – it wouldn’t be the same without her. All in all, it was a very successful day, with an increase in entrants and entries which makes all the hard work worth it.

Harvest Supper
For the first time for many years, the village will be able to join in a Harvest Supper. This is to be held at Chearsley Village Hall on Saturday 26th September at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £10 per person which will include a 2 course meal with wine or beer and entertainment. Alicia Howard is asking for help with the cooking and to hear from anyone who would like to perform their “party piece”. Please ring Alicia on 208036.

Harvest Festival
This service at St. Nicholas Church is on Sunday 27th September at 11am. The harvest gifts of fruit, vegetables and tinned foods will be given to the Long Crendon Day Centre. Help with decorating the Church on the Saturday is needed. Just turn up at the Church at 10am.

Mobile Library
This is next in the village on Monday 28th September from 1.10 to 1.35pm.

There will be a collection of all bins, baskets and bottles on September 22nd. It is best to put these out the night before unless you get up early in the morning!