A Great community Event
Waking up to the torrential rain on Saturday morning our hearts sank as we rapidly uncovered Plan B, filed away, certain of course that we would never need to resort to this . Where were we going to put 2 donkeys, a bouncy castle , a face painter, a magician,a fancy dress parade , a piper, a guitarist, a school choir not to mention a barbeque if this rain continued into the afternoon.
Look on the bright side it was still only 9am and there was time for things to improve and we had access to a marquee and donkey’s are built to withstand water!
11.0 am and the rain ceased, the clouds started to move away, all was going to be well, our prayers had been answered.
What a wonderful day, the sun came out and all was going to plan . At 13:00 the parade set off from our flagpole , led by our young very talented piper , Samuel and followed by the fancy dress contestants , our master of ceremonies , Matt and the official opener , our centenarian, Canon Bill.
Many members of our local community came along to enjoy the fun and the donkeys and the face painter were kept busy for the whole afternoon.
Our local school entertained us with a performance by their choir. Our thanks to Mrs Boyd for organising this.
Stevie B the magician entertained us all with his tricks and Alistair Widdes our guitarist kept the musical theme.
Our Brownie group, assisted by a few “more senior brownies”, sang a variation on the well known hymn All things bright and beautiful which would appeal to all gardeners.
Meanwhile in the hall and grounds refreshments, barbeque, stalls and games continued throughout the afternoon with races for the children .
The event came to a wet end , at least for our clergy. Fr Nicholas and Fr Robert both agreed, or rather were press ganged to take a turn in the soaking stocks.
The event was enjoyed by every one with many of our community who would not previously have come into our building wandering around and taking part in activities and helping us by completing our community consultation questionnaires to enable us to determine the future use of our building.
Watch out for our next community event.
The Grand St Nicholastide Festival
6th to 9th December 2017