Friday, 12 October 2012

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Events at The Bell:
Halloween and Pumpkin times are fast approaching at the end of this month and Sharon has plans to celebrate both events at The Bell.

Best Looking Pumpkin Competition – Monday October 29th. This is a variation on the heaviest pumpkin competition which has regularly been held in The Bell, in view of the fact that not many pumpkins have been grown successfully this year. Get creative and imaginative with your shop-bought pumpkin and bring it to The Bell on Monday evening for judging.

Children’s Halloween Party – Wednesday October 31 4.30 until 6 at The Bell. Buy tickets from Sharon at The Bell £4.00 each to include games, good and drink. For catering purposes, it would help if tickets can be purchased before the day.

There are regular weekly attractions and ways of supporting The Bell, including a new Meat Raffle on Sundays. Tickets for this are £2 for meat from either Sherwins of Long Crendon or Jim at Orchard View Farm, Little Meadle. The draws take place at 3pm. Other nights offer pie and pint or glass of wine for £10 on Tuesday nights; Rob’s special curry nights for £10 with pint or glass of wine on Thursdays and Friday Nights are Fish Nights with 2 fish and chips and bottle of wine for £25 and fresh fish specials for £12.

Shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child
Our church is joining in this scheme to spread the love of God by sending shoeboxes of simple gifts to needy children around the world. They are asking for help in providing these or donations of individual items can be placed in a box at the back of the Church. To create a shoe box, wrap a medium sized shoe box in Christmas paper, mark whether it is suitable for a girl or boy in age groups from 2 to 4; 5 to 9 or 10 -14 and include £2.50 to cover shipping costs. Suggested items to include would be toys – soft toys, tennis ball, yoyo, building blocks, cars, dolls; educational – pens, pencils, colouring, puzzle books, notepad, pencil case; hygiene items – toothbrush, soap, flannel, comb, hair clips. There are certain unsuitable items which should not be included – food, especially chocolate; no war-related items such as guns, soldiers; no clothing except gloves, scarves, caps, hats; no fragile items eg mirrors; no liquids as in shampoo, bubblebath, blow bubbles; no aerosols; nothing of a political nature and no hand-knitted stuffed toys without a CE mark.
Any shoeboxes or donations should be taken to the Church before October 28.

Mobile Library

This will next be in the village by The Green on Monday October 22 from 12.20 until 12.45pm.

Mapp and Lucia Friday October 19 at 8pm
Tickets are selling well for this Theatre in the Villages Production, but there should be tickets available on the night. So do come along. A bar selling beer and wine will be open before the 8pm start and during the interval.