CORNWALL VILLAGE OF THE YEAR COMPETITION 2009
You may have already heard the good news that Week St Mary has won Calor Cornwall Village of the Year 2009. On August 28th Linda and I, the competition co-ordinators, attended the awards ceremony at Cornwall Rural Community Council offices in Truro. With stiff competition from 5 other villages: Carharrack, Gorran Haven, Kingsand/Cawsand, St Agnes, Sticker/Hewaswater After a short introduction, and film about Calor, the sponsors of the competition outlined their particular involvement. A rep from each village had to give a short talk about their own approach to their entry before the winners were announced in reverse order. We were on tenterhooks as gradually all the other villages had their mention. It was only when Sticker were announced in 2nd place that we realised Week St Mary had won but had to repress a shout of 'proper job' until it was actually announced! By then we were both speechless (unusual!).
A presentation of a plaque, certificate and a cheque for £250 were received on the village's behalf. After light refreshments we made our way home grinning like Cheshire cats. The grins soon wore off when we realised we had to do it all over again for the next phase of the competition!
Tricia Kabler, Competiton Co-ordinator.
The next round was for the winner of the Western region and the judges visited Week St. Mary on Tuesday 6th October.