The latest planning meeting was held on Saturday at the Recreation Park with Jo, Adrian, Clare and Mina in attendance.
Posters are now up around the village and several banners will be going up soon. Flyers can also be found at key local businesses (vets, doctors, hairdressers). If you would like a poster or some flyers to help advertise the event please just let us know.
Stall update: Children’s Hospice South West, Greyhounds in Need, SURE, Herbalife, Just for You, Riverford organic fruit and veg, Police Road Safety Team, Hawaiian Snow Cones are all the latest stalls to confirm they will be at the daytime event
Displays update: Maypole/Country Dancing display from Creech school children and Mrs Dawber; a drama performance courtesy of Make Drama and Ms Day; and Tae Kwon Do demonstration with Mr Hay and his group have been added, in addition to the Zumba display already planned.
Tug of War: We will be holding a tug of war tournament with teams of 8. You can get your teams together beforehand or on the day. The competition is open to all age groups and there will be small prizes for the winners. Please let us know your team name and we will reserve you a spot!
Egg Toss: For those of you not familiar with this fun game here’s how it works – we’ll make a long line of pairs of people facing each other in the central arena who stand about one metre apart, and a raw egg is tossed from one partner to the next. Those who catch the eggs without breaking them continue in the game, the others are out. After each successful catch, the players must take one step backward so that the tosses are longer and longer. The last team left with an unbroken egg wins the game. There will be a small prize for the champions!
Bar & bottles: We’ll be finalising the bar order closer to the time to ensure we get the best deals available, but it has been requested that we sell wine by the bottle. We are considering this as an option, however we don’t want lots of glass bottles littering the field, so we will probably need to add a deposit on to the price to ensure the bottle gets brought back to the bar. Your thoughts would be appreciated on this.
Cans & rubbish: On a similar note – last year we only had cans behind the bar to avoid the danger of broken glass. However, the next morning the field was littered with shredded cans, which was mixed in with broken straw bales. This put the volunteers on clean up duty in real danger of a nasty cut. To protect everyone, please put all litter in the bins provided (we will also have recycling bins this year).
Ticket update: We’ve now sold 70% of our tickets and the event is only 4 and a bit weeks away – so buy them quick before we sell out like we did last year.
Kids disco: The disco for the kids will be from 7pm-8pm in the Marquee. There will be lots of dancing games and goodie bags to give out for the best dancers. Thank you to our volunteers who will be leading the way in the silly dances! Also huge thanks to Adrian Birch/Barracuda for supplying items for goodie bags – very much appreciated.
Thanks: Huge thanks also go to the following companies for providing us with cash sponsorship, discounted services or raffle prizes, without your generosity our event could not happen.
- 3D Security
- Heathfield Hair & Beauty
- Linden homes
- Neil Robinson Plumbing
- Universal Marquees
- We’re Eco
- Wessex Water
- Willows of Somerset
Don’t forget it is not too late to get involved, either by volunteering to help at the event, by sponsorship or by donating a raffle prize.
Our next meeting will be held at The Recreation Park on Saturday 20th June at 10am – you will be able to purchase your Afterdark tickets form us then too.