|The Carnival Queen & Attendants having tea - July 2011|
|The Winning Scarecrow 2011|
|Jeremy the Best in Show Dog 2011|
|Our Park in Full Swing on Carnival Day 2011|
We are gearing up for Carnival in our Village which runs this year from Sunday July 1st to Saturday July 7th. It is always a busy time and I think most people who live in the Village just see Carnival happen, but obviously it doesn't and there are lots of dedicated busy people on the Committee and their helpers who get the whole thing to happen.
On July 1st is Crowning of the Carnival Queen and a Service on the park in the centre of the Village, in the evening is the Scarecrow Competition judging. Monday evening sees the Dog Show and Junior Football competition, Tuesday evening walking Treasure Hunt in the Village and Senior Football competition, Wednesday evening Duck Race (little plastic yellow ducks launched from one point in the Brook which runs through the Village and then caught at the other), Thursday is Wild, Wet and Wacky which are very silly games for the teenagers in the Village. Friday sees lots of people help set up the park for the Carnival Day on Saturday.
Saturday is a parade of floats through the Village for their competition and then lots of activities on the Park; craft fair in the village hall, rides for the kids, bands playing, book stall, cake stalls, coconut shy, cream teas, BBQ you name it we have it!
I am in charge of the Scarecrow competition and the Dog Show and have been busy sorting out the dates, posters etc. I also do the Queen, Attendants and Judges tea on the Saturday so the whole week is a whirl of activity and very busy. DH is still Chairman of the whole Committee so he is out almost every week at a meeting. We are also putting up our bunting around the Village early because of the real Queen's Jubilee!
DH is also Chairman of our Swimming Club and we always host an Open Swimming event every year and this year they decided to hold it on Sunday July 8th, the day after our Carnival, so I think I will be in a corner somewhere asleep!!!! I usually help with the results so I think I will have to take several large cups of coffee with me!
So last night instead of quilting I spent the evening sorting out the final details for all my bits for Carnival. Tonight I have to sort out things for the Swimming Club which hopefully means I can carry on sewing at the weekend. Well that's the plan!
Happy Quilting Thursday
PS Treacle is a lot better today, its her expensive tablets that do it!