• Week St Mary Revel will be held on Saturday 15th September:

Preparations are well under way for the Harvest Queen’s party to lead the Revel Procession accompanied by the Brass Band assembled by Ann Brown. This year’s Harvest Queen is Chloe Luxton and her attendants are Issy Martin & Freya Luxton and Page Boy Louis Motsch.

We are now asking for nominations for the Title of Citizen of the Year. Your suggestions – in writing in a sealed envelope - together with your reasons for nominating the said person should be delivered to Len Davies at Manciple House by 31st August. Len will then organise an independent committee to open the nominations and select the person with the most votes, or if there are no multiple nominations, to choose according to the reasons given in the nomination papers. 

The Revel Fancy Dress Competition will be judged promptly at 1:45pm at the Old Orchard Inn car park as usual by the Retiring Citizen of the Year, Mrs Joyce Orchard together with the new Citizen of the year. The Harvest Queen’s Procession will leave at 2:15pm and proceed to the Church for the crowning ceremony which will be conducted by Reverend Canon Rob Dickenson. 

After the Ceremony, the Band will lead the procession to the Parish Hall where the Revel Fair will be set up in the Car Park.

Tea is at 4 pm. The Parish Hall is organising a Hog Roast and entertainment in the evening - please see separate advert in this Magazine. 

The Church and Chapel are organising the event together and this is our major fundraising effort for the year so we would be grateful for sponsors for the Band and the Bouncy Castle.

We also need gifts of food for the tea and items for sale or as prizes on the stalls as follows: 

Tea – see the lists in Chapel, Church and Community Shop for suggestions to sign for. 

Cakes – Sue Dickenson WSM 341016

Bric-a-brac - Sandy Not WSM 341467

Bottle Stall – Rob and Sue Isherwood, 11 Ashbury Grove or collection box in shop 

Raffle – Lesley Booker WSM 341221

Please contact the people running the stalls for instructions about delivery.

Parish Hall Revel Festivities

We have once again arranged a week of events for everyone to enjoy, please try and gather yourselves together, a partner for the

Barn dance, a Team for the Skittles, make your way to the playing field for BBQ, then put some flowers in a vase or pick your home grown produce and enter them in the produce show and join us for a coffee and chat, then for an evening’s entertainment with the renowned and fabulous Smokey Mountain Boys, and that will set you up nicely for the Saturday Revel day, then come and chill with us for a drink, dance and listen to the Amazing group 'The Diversion'. Phew what a week!

Programme for the Week:

Monday 10th - Barn Dance - last year was so much fun, come and have fun again this year, bring your friends 7:30 pm.

Tuesday 11th - Skittles afternoon, for the youngsters when they get home from school 4:00-5:30pm and later in the evening for adults 7:30pm we are asking once again for all village groups to try and enter a team, to really enter into the spirit of Village Revel Week.

Wednesday 12th - BBQ 6:00-7:30pm (training starts 5:30pm) arranged by the football club on the playing field and the Bar will

be open in the Parish Hall after the BBQ.

Thursday 13th - Produce Show, all entries to be delivered to the hall by 12:30pm for judging. All results will be displayed for evening viewing at 6:30pm and cup presentation (display entries, may not be removed before 8:30pm, to allow for viewing).

If you require any further information with regards to your  entries or the Produce Show please contact Maggie on 341213.

Produce Classifications:-

    • 1. 1 x Single Rose

    • 2. 3 x Dahlias

    • 3. 1 x Single Flower (any type NOT a  Rose) 

    • 4. 1 x Potted Plant

    • 5. 3 x Carrots

    • 6. 3 x Beetroots

    • 7. 3 x Onions

    • 8. 3 x Tomatoes

    • 9. 3 x Potatoes

    • 10. 3 x Runner Beans

    • 11. 1 x Longest Runner Bean

    • 12. 1 x Largest Pumpkin

    • 13. 1 x Red Wine

    • 14. 1 x White Wine

The event is to raise money for the Revel Fund to be shared  between the Church and Chapel, we ask for voluntary donations of £1.00 for each of your entries.

Categories for the flower arrangements:-

    • 1. Cut flowers displayed no larger than 18" high or diameter.

    • 2. Flowers displayed in a boot (any boot).

    • 3. Children's entries, (15yrs under) arrangement involving a piece of sports equipment!

Children's Fruit/Veg Competition:-

    • Invent and make a model of anything, using vegetables or fruit, or both. The models will be judged according to age and the best entry in each group will win a prize. Please accompany your entry with your name in a sealed white envelope.

    • GROUP 1 - Aged 6yrs and under
    • GROUP 2 - Aged 7yrs to 11yrs
    • GROUP 3 - Aged 12yrs to 16yrs
A cup will be awarded to the best entry out of all 3 groups.

Great Village Cake & Preserve Competition:-

    • CAKE COMPETITION - 1. Carrot Cake   2. Chocolate Chip & Date tray bake (5 pieces).

      Recipes for both cakes are provided in the September Parish Magazine

    • PRESERVE COMPETITION - 1. Sweet Chilli Jam  2. Tomato Chutney

    • THIS YEAR'S EXTRA CHALLENGE - Vanilla Fudge (your own recipe - 5 pieces)

NOTE : Only one entry, per person, per section!

Friday 14th - Coffee Morning 10:00-12:00 in the Parish Hall, and evening entertainment by popular request 'The Smokey Mountain Boys' 8:00pm.

Saturday 15th - Revel programme for the day, the grand finale evening Live Music in the Parish Hall open from 7:30pm by the

band 'The Diversion' they played at the Hall last year in March and it was a great evening’s entertainment. They are a covers band

and they cover many genres a good mix of all music pop, rock, ballads to suit all age groups.

Food available to purchase by popular demand from 'Proper Hog' during the evening.

The Revel is an opportunity to meet up with everyone and really embrace the joy and community spirit that living in a village is all about, come out and join in and, you know what? You just might enjoy yourselves.

Many thanks - The Parish Hall Committee

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