Scarecrow Festival News – June 2018

Scarecrows are here again with 116 entries in!

A wonderful response once again from the good folks of the village so we are looking forward to another great weekend of fun and fundraising for the benefit of our village.

Planning is well underway for the 12th Scarecrow Festival in the village which takes place on 30th June and 1st July. If you can help out in any way over the Scarecrow weekend do please get in touch with Jean – 691575 and we will find you a job. It’s OK if it’s just a couple of hours, you don’t need to do all day – there are things to do in church or you can sit in the sunshine and sell programmes! Hope you can help.


If you are making a scarecrow this year do call in to church between 7.30 and 8.30 on Monday 11th June to collect your pack.  It has your orange bow and other information in – we can’t deliver them all as we don’t have the manpower, so do come and perhaps pick one up for your neighbour or friend.


Plastic bottles wanted! Please save your empty 2 litre pop bottles – we need them to secure the legs of the gazebos for the programme selling spots. Please leave them at 6 Nightingale Road, or drop off at St Katharine’s during office hours. Thank you.

The programme is still only £2 and shows all the locations of the scarecrows, a map, a free raffle ticket – 3 cash prizes – 1st prize £100.  Better odds than the Lottery so do buy one – you only need 1 per family and you can use it on both days!!!  Bargain.  They are available from St Katharine’s Church, some of the shops in the village and – over the weekend – from selling points opposite the chemist’s, near Barn Acre and near the Cheethams.


Food Glorious Food! – Over the scarecrow weekend there will be food on offer at St Katharine’s so do call in and sample the goodies and have a look around the stalls in church.  We shall serve till around 4.30pm on Saturday and, after the service on Sunday, tea, coffee and cakes will be available all afternoon until around 4.30pm.

Come for lunch.  If you would like to enjoy a very nice lunch at St Katharine’s on Sunday 1st July (Scarecrow Festival Day Two) please let Elaine know as soon as possible on 01204 468278.  Lunches are £5 each.

We need legs!  If you have good pins can you help with the refreshment service over the Scarecrow weekend? If you could spare an hour we need runners to go up the stairs at church with food and bring the used crocks down the stairs.  A good work-out and cheaper than the gym!

Just get in touch with any of the Events group or ring Jean – 691575.

Thank you so much to all those who have so willingly offered their time to help over the weekend in supporting our church and to all who have donated so generously – let’s hope we have a great weekend.

The proceeds of the programme pay for the festival, and we give the rest away to a project in the village.