Avoid disappointment get your tickets now….
Our next planning meeting is on Thursday the 7th June at The Bell pub in the village.
If you are interested in helping out or have any questions or recommendations please come along.
The agenda can be viewed here
Wow what an event 2017. See you all next year.
& all our sponsors for 2017
The cost to put on Party in the Park is significant – this year is has cost just over £6000!
The biggest expense in organising Creech Party in the Park is the Afterdark event. This year we have 2 bands – 11 piece pop and funk band Groove-a-licious (who entertained us in 2014), plus guitar duo Levi and the Bean as support act. We also have to book the DJ for the kids disco.
We wanted to put on a bigger and better daytime event this year and provide as much as possible free of charge (or heavily subsidised). So this year you can enjoy the following all free:
- Reptile handling with Kingston’s Exotics
- Science shows and workshops with Fizz Pop Science
- Professor Bumble – balloon animals and circus skills
- Minions with A & G Mascots
- Beach Bums Playbus – soft play, Karaoke and game consoles
- Gladiator Jousting
There is other free stuff going on too, such as junk modelling and puppet shows, however the above have all been paid for with PIP funds.
We have also subsidised the Laser Clay Shooting with Exeter Segways (adults only) so this will only cost £3 and the price for Bungee Trampolines with Octopus Events will also be capped to £3.
Essential but boring
There is a long list of equipment and services we HAVE to have to run the event, which all cost. For example:
- Generators, lighting, electrics
- Professional evening security
- Portable toilets
- Licence fee for event and raffle tickets
- PA Equipment
- Emptying of septic tank
There is of course a whole load of little purchases that all add up, including things like: printing posters/flyers/banners, wristband tickets, zip ties, spray paint (to mark out pitches), cleaning products, bin bags, trophies, domain registration – and much more!
How do we fund it all?
We're Eco have supported us every year
Raffle table in 2015
Baptist Church lend us tables and chairs each year
Gillards Transport have supported us since 2014
Straw bales courtesy of David House of Tetton Farm
Lorry stage courtesy of Gillards Transport
The bulk of our income is from the sale of tickets. We keep the Afterdark tickets as cheap as possible as we want everyone to be able to afford to come.
The next biggest cash generator is the profit the bar makes – this is never guaranteed though so in the event of bad weather this could wipe out any profit. This is why we ask you to NOT bring in your own drinks – the bar is cheap (£2.50 a double and £10 for a bottle of Prosecco this year – bargain!) – so please use it to support PIP to run in the future.
Our raffle also brings in some cash for us and we want to once again thank all of our kind donations from local businesses that enable us to offer some great prizes. This year the prizes total nearly £1300 so please buy a ticket or two off the yellow army of volunteers! Top Prize is a Vitamix worth £400, then a hot air baloon ride for 2, followed by £100 cash. Check out our sponsorship page for the full list of prizes.
Many businesses have also given us free or discounted services – which again makes a huge difference to our finances – please look at the full supporters list to see who has helped this year.
We also get pitch fee money from all the stallholders and food providers.
In addition to all the above we have some very committed and talented volunteers who have skills in project management, IT, web, design, finance and lots more that really helps when running our event – thank you team!
We hope you will support our event this year and ensure it happens next year by buying a raffle ticket, using the bar and most importantly happy a good time!
We hope you are feeling hungry on the 9 July, because we have some tasty food stalls attending with some great food on offer, both day and night. Whether you fancy a burger, curry, fish and chips or a simple sandwich we have it covered. You wont be short of a sweet treat or two either with lots of chocolate, sweets, cakes and ice cream available.
Alfies Ices – We’ve ordered sun so make sure you cool down with some ice creams and lollies. Day and evening.
Barry the Baker – lots of lovely sweet and savoury offerings including sandwiches, pasties and cakes. Day and evening.
Cylon Curry will be at our event for the first time. The chefs are native Sri Lankans with vast experience in event catering. Ceylon Curry House is renowned for its bhaji starters, chicken curry, lamb curry, vegetable curry and seafood curry. Day and evening.
LayzRicks Fish and Chips will be in attendance this year. A regular site in the Village Hall car park on a Thursday night, locals may be familiar with their yummy food. Day and evening.
Ruishton FC are doing the BBQ this year. With mouthwatering burgers supplied by Pynes it promises to be delicious high quality food. Day and evening.
Candyfloss and soft drinks – the Party in the Park organisers and volunteers will be manning this stall to raise funds for next years event! Day time only.
Pre-School will be running the main refreshments tent in the daytime and will be selling a range of hot and cold drinks and some mouthwatering cakes. Daytime only.
Chocolate Kisses are back again this year with their range of chocolate products. Daytime only.
Emma’s Occasions will be offering lots of sweet treats including crepes, popcorn and candyfloss. Evening only.
Cakes by Juliet will be offering homemade cakes. Daytime only.
Bring Joy Foundation will be selling cakes to raise funds for their charity. Daytime only.
Melly’s Bakes will be selling homemade cakes. Daytime only.
Can you be our star baker? We are holding our very own Creech Bake Off competition this year. The cooking contest will be for all age groups and we have some fantastic prizes.
Huge thankyou to Bev Jane and her 9 year old daughter Issy for all their hard work organising this event.
The competition is open to everyone. We want to see your Space Themed creations. They can be anything edible. Cakes, biscuits, cupcakes, sweet or savoury, big or small – everything is eligible as long as it is edible! Your entry needs to have been baked by your own fair hands and fit in with our space theme.
Please bring your culinary creations to the main marquee on the field from 12pm. They will be put on display for the public to vote (by looks alone) for their favourite. The bakes with the most votes will be tasted and ranked by the judges.
The judging will take place at 2.30pm and winners announced at around 3pm – listen out for announcements.
If you are unsure where to go or have any queries ask one of our yellow t-shirt helpers.
There will be three age categories:
- Under 11s
- Under 18s
We look forward to what we hope will be the first of many Creech Bake Offs!
We have some fab prizes:
- £50 Lakeland vouchers
- Zorbing experience
- Family entry to @Bristol/Planitarium
The 5th planning meeting was held on 12 May with Jo Morrison, Clare Sampson, Adrian Birch, Nigel, David Knight, Steve Greenhalgh, Bev Jane, Dee Finch, Avril Nelson , Colin & Gemma, Simon Hutchings, Ricky and Rory from RDV FIlm in attendance.
- Food Traders. Unfortunately we have been let down by the hog roast supplier and are struggling to find a replacement. If you know of a company that may be interested in attending, please contact us. Don’t worry though, you will not go hungry as we still have BBQ, fish n chips, bakery and curry stalls confirmed for day and evening.
- Sponsorship. We’re very pleased to confirm we have had several cash donations from local companies. Huge thanks go to WJ (£500), IDN (£300), Redrow (£150), County Hardwoods (£100).
- Bake Off. More plans for the Bake Off will be announced soon, but for now get your thinking caps on for a spaced themed cake competition. Thanks to 9 year old Izzy and her Mum Bev for organising this.
- Junk Modelling. Another enterprising 9 year old, Nathanial, is also helping us out by organising a junk modelling stall with a little help from Mum Dee. See his test rocket for his Lego man below – awesome!
- Tickets. Tickets will be on sale at the School Fayre on 21 May, 11.30-13.30.
Entertainment/activities. Professor Bumble will be making balloon animals demonstrating circus skills. Fizz Pop Science has been booked and will do science shows and workshops for kids. There will also be a bungee trampolines and laser clay shooting.
- Displays and family games. There will be a Drama display, Tae Kwon Do, 3 legged or Sack Race, Zumba, Tug of War and Egg Toss
Next meeting: 9 June 2016, The Bell, 8pm.