During the summer the VPA were pleased to contribute to the Open Gardens event in the village by underwriting the insurance for exhibitors and providing, free of charge, a range of garden supplies for the stall on the village green. All the takings went to the event’s nominated charities. The Association also ran a stall of its own on the playing fields as part of the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations. Thanks to Andrew Sheaf for helping with the former and Stasia Tereszczuk the latter.
During the summer the VPA store also continued to supply the village with horticultural supplies and organised and ran yet another successful summer flower, produce and handicraft show in August. The VPA garden by the village hall has been re-planted, with a fruit tree to come later in the year. Manned by a number of volunteers from the village as well as the committee, we are fortunate to have many residents prepared to dedicate time and effort into keeping the store going and to helping make other events a great success for the benefit of the community.
As we write preparations are in hand for the annual Harvest Supper and Quiz which will be taking place in the village hall on Saturday October 15th. Planned and run by Richard Abraham, the evening is a fun event with a challenging and competitive quiz to whet the appetite for the meal that accompanies activities. Please call Abigail George (842674) or Rob Irving (843779) to book your tickets / tables.
The continued support of residents at the store and for events is needed to ensure the VPA can continue to provide its unique service within the village every weekend and across the year. We welcome volunteers to keep things going. Please call in at the store on a Sunday morning to volunteer or call 843779.