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The Oxhill News

July 2013

This months News

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Scarecrow Weekend 2013

A successful weekend of fundraising after months of preparation. Thanks to everyone who helped and supported this event and to everyone who made Scarecrows. The village looked great.

Thanks firstly to Mike for organising the road closure and signs. Thanks to Roger Goodman for all of the publicity. Thanks to George for hours of redesigning the posters and printing them along with the maps. Thanks to Heather and Phil for printing the stickers and manning the plant stall. Thanks to Carol for organising the Church Rota and to all those who welcomed our visitors to our Church. The flowers were beautiful and many people commented on them so thanks to Carol, Helen, Sue and Jude for the wonderful displays.

Thanks Gaynor and Jo for organising car parking: a thankless task at times. Also to everyone who gave up their time to help man the car park. It is not always the best place to be!!

Thanks to Gaynor and Ruth for organising the "teas" and their band of helpers who gave up their time and to everyone who made cakes. They were delicious as usual!

Thanks to Carol Tom, Ed and family for the 'Pig Roasts. Also delicious! The event on Saturday night was a great success thanks to your support. Thanks to all the committee members for their salads and puddings and to the faithful helpers for serving and washing up and to James and Linda for arranging and manning the bar!

Thanks to everyone who opened their gardens; our visitors always look forward to a walk around the gardens and we heard some lovely comments. Thanks to Thomas for supplying the straw for your Scarecrows. I am always amazed by your ideas. Thanks to Angela and David Kean for taking on the onerous task of doing the Village Scarecrows as I could not do them this year, especially those in the church and at the village hall. I really appreciate all that they did.

Thank you to everyone who donated prizes for the raffle and stalls and for those who 'de-cluttered' for the Bric a Brac and book stall. Thank you to everyone who purchased raffle tickets and to the 'Peacock' for selling a lot of raffle tickets for us.

Thank you to all of the villagers who paid to enjoy the Scarecrow event and walk round their own village!! Every penny counts towards our good causes i.e. the upkeep of our church, support for our first responders and also the air ambulance.

Thanks to Roger for removing his flock of sheep and of course to Gill Rodwell for letting us use the fields for car parking.

Many thanks to Jill Tucker for the use of the Chapel all weekend. We appreciate your generosity, Jill, for free use as a donation to this fund raising event.

Thanks to Kate, George, Hannah, Linda and Elizabeth for your help over the two days on the stalls and to Marilyn (a visitor) who helped on Saturday. Thanks to Ed and Bas for marquee duty and everyone who let us use your marquees and help set up stalls and clear away each evening!

The final thank you must go to all of the committee members for their endless  weeks of meetings and for manning the stalls so many, many thanks to Carol, Helen, Cath, Gaida, Carol and Doreen.

A final amount has not been reached as yet but so far we hope to have raised over 2,000.

Thanks again

Lilian

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