Scarecrow Festival and Harvest Weekend

Thurlaston Parish Council are once again coordinating a community Harvest Weekend and Scarecrow competition from Friday 14th September to Sunday 16th September 2017.

The Scarecrow competition this year will have an open theme and begin on Friday 14th September with the assembling of displays. Judging will take place on Saturday 15th September and prizes will be awarded. Maps will be provided and can be linked to a Treasure Hunt competition around the village for those wishing to take part.

The Village Show will be held in the Village Hall on Saturday 15th September (10am to 5pm, competition entries between 9am and 9.30am), where there will be a children's entertainment area with crafts and face painting. The Village Show will invite entries for a Lemon Drizzle Cake, A Jaffa Cake Model, a Jar of homemade Jam and Chutney, a Loaf of Bread, Autumn Artwork any median (to Include photographs) for under and over 12 years of age and a Vegetable Sculpture. There are plans to provide a raffle, tombola, competitions and quizzes, refreshments, cider tasting and entertainment by the Croft Silver Band.

The Mobile Skate Park will be on the Recreation Ground between 1pm and 4pm.

All Saints Church will be open for the duration of the weekend and will showcase a traditional Harvest Festival. Members of the community are encouraged to join in by providing baskets of flowers or food to decorate the Church. A short workshop will take place during the week to help those wanting to arrange a basket of flowers. Baskets are available and awaiting decoration! Any food will be taken to a local food bank after the weekend. Some of the Village Records will be on display in the Church as well as its own scarecrows and plans for the new toilet project. Any donations will be given to this project.

On Sunday there will be a combined Harvest Church and Chapel Service at All Saints Church followed by lunch at the Village Hall and an evening service in the Church.

Posted: Mon, 10 Jul 2017 12:14 by Elaine Foxon

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