News Archive - August 2011
Carnival 2011 was a tremendous success and I am sure everyone who came along had a wonderful time. But this success does not just happen so we should all say a huge "thank you" to Gordon Gray and his team. The effort they put in was simply amazing. But what Gordon would really appreciate is more volunteers to help put on next year's event. Believe it or not he is already thinking about it. So, if you enjoyed Carnival 2011 and would like to help in any way towards Carnival 2012 do speak to Gordon the next time you see him around the villages. All contributions are welcome and it is just great fun.
The final amount raised is still being counted but is likely to be over £12,500 with the money being divided between church funds and local charities. This is the real success of Carnival. Not only do we have a really good time but we also help many deserving causes.
The Carnival may be over but at St. Mary's we are planning out next events for the rest of the year. The next date for your diary is Sunday, September 4th when we will hold our annual Parish BBQ. Coralie is opening the vicarage garden and extends an open invitation to everyone in the villages to come along and join in the fun. Bring your own meat, buns and drinks and we'll provide the rest. The BBQs will be fired up at 12.30 so come along and continue the carnival atmosphere.
The following weekend will be the "Music for a Summer Evening" concert. This will be held in St. Mary's church on Saturday, September 10th beginning at 7.30pm. The music will be provided by The Manor House string quartet and this promises to be an evening not to be missed. The musicians are first class. Tickets will cost £7.50.
Finally we are staging a "Poppy Prom" in church on Friday, November 11th at 7.30pm. This is the first time we have run a Poppy Prom and it is intended to capture the spirit of the BBC Promenade concerts but also to form part of our annual Act of Remembrance. Ticket prices to be announced later.
Do come and join us and keep the carnival spirit alive throughout the summer and autumn.
-- Church Mouse
Source: Focus, August/September 2011
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