Thursday, 15 July 2010

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Pub Lunch
The third Pub Lunch will be held on Wednesday 28th July at  12.30pm at The Bell – a chance to meet up with old friends and catch up with news. Please contact Ann Hooton on 208306 or Alan Mitchener on 208893 to book your place and choose your menu.

Festival of Flowers  at the Church
A lot of planning, thought and creative talent was apparent at St. Nicholas Church on Saturday and Sunday for  the Flower Festival resulting in many beautiful and clever arrangements depicting many Saints.  About £400 was raised from donations and teas from those  who visited, which will go towards the upkeep and preservation of our historic church.

Chearsley Cricket Club’s Midsummer Madness
Another successful fund-raising venture took place on Saturday 17th July, on a lovely warm evening, dancing to Hair of the Dog and enjoying a pig roast.  Novel entertainment was provided by several well deserving residents as they took their punishment for various offences in the stocks.  Onlookers had no hesitation in paying to throw wet sponges at them or to splatter them with cream! They were all good sports and well done to them.

Baby congratulations
Cricket Club Director of Fun and Games, John Howard is having a busy time lately, as he and Alicia have become first-time Grandparents to a grandson on July 8th. Congratulations and good wishes  to their son, John and Clair and new baby in France.

“Walking in the footsteps of Moses “is the theme for a day of fun on Wednesday, 25th August from 10am to 3pm.  St Nicholas Church invites all local children to a craft and drama fun day to be held in the village hall, around Chearsley and finishing up at the Church. Cost for the day will be £2 per child, with any profits going to Habitat for Humanity. Please contact Sharon Sampson on 208740 or email  for more information or to register.

Bouncy Castle For Hire
The Sampson family are hoping to raise more funds for Habitat for Humanity by renting out their small bouncy castle, suitable for toddler parties, grandchildren etc. at a cost of £10 per day. Please contact Sharon on 208940, or see this leaflet.

Tuesday, 27th July is collection day for all recycling – cans, plastics, paper and glass.