From Lindsay O’Conner, Event Coordinator:
Please can you kindly give some thought to speaking to respective partners and family around volunteers for the event, we are really low on the uptake at the moment so it would be very helpful to get some names in the frames. Small tasks to larger ones all needing support…an example… we will need someone to support Jim Reeves on his cherry picker with help putting up bunting on the day before the event from outside the village hall and along Top Street. Another area we need support …Oxen cart rides … we need someone to ensure that on the day Ahimsa Diary have everything they need to support this activity, the volunteer will need to ensure the signs are in place on the day for where the rides will be taking place and will need to manage a float and may need table and chairs to support this activity …. ideally this candidate should like animals ! even if not close up and personal.
We will need a group of people to help tidy up the street after the days’ event from around 5pm in order we can prepare for the evening event in good time. Signage will need removing and collecting so road opens and further to that, the marquee will need to be set up in the village car park for the evening event.
During the day’s event, we need support in the form of car parking supervision/Marshalling, again we need to ask around please as Paul Brewer will need support.
By 11pm it will be just like Christmas day over in a flash…left only with the tidying up!!… At 11pm we will need help to clear up so please, do think about yourselves or family, friends who will be prepared to commit to formally being part of the closing of the event team! I am in the process of sorting out the breakfast van for the morning of the event so a nice bacon butty might be tempting enough to bring people onto the streets to help get us up and running.
LASTLY, for today ..prize giving and raffle draw at 4pm (dog show ladies if you would like the dog show results announced by your judge that’s fine) we can extend the general prizes and raffle draw to another person. Sally has asked that you all give some thought as to whom in Wing might like to present prizes and draw the raffle. This someone might be for example the longest Wing Resident if able to take part do you know who this might be ?…perhaps there is someone not at the forefront of what goes on in the village but whom you feel would be delighted to be included and thought of. Please let me know your thoughts as to who this person might be and why you think they are the right candidate. If we have more than one response I will update Sally and perhaps it will go to a vote.
We have a challenge! We need signs making for the Summerfest, ideally wooden signs like the old fashioned village street signs. We can, if required, supply plastic self-adhesive 2-inch letters if someone will supply or make the wooden signs with the arms painted with white gloss paint.
If you can help make one or more of these, text or phone John Oakley on 07462808313 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
One to go by the Maze with signs pointing:
- Straight over green saying “Dog Show”
- Right saying “Village Hall, Church and Exhibitions”
- Right saying “Artisan Market”
Sign to go in front of church with arrows saying:
- Pointing left: “Dog Show”
- Pointing left: “Art Exhibition”
- Pointing left: “Food and Drink Court”
- Pointing right: “Wingledon” yes, that’s right – Wing’s Wimbledon
- Pointing right: “Zorbes”
- Pointing right: “Competition”
Signs saying “Oxen Rides”:
- to go at top of Church Street pointing down
- same to go at top of Middle Street
- same to go at top of Reeves Lane
- “Toilets in Village Hall and car park” to go throughout village.
- Signs directing cars to “Car Park”
- from Morcott Road end (to go where tea sign is) and
- from Reeves Lane end saying “car park follow diversion signs”.
- One final sign for “Entrance to Car Park” .
Get this in your diary!
Wing Summer Festival
Sunday 26th August
A full day of family fun with free events: demonstrations, exhibitions, shopping, competitions and local produce. There is something for everyone. Come and join Wing to celebrate the very best of village life.
The day will close with a hog roast dinner, music and dancing, ticket only.
Details will follow that will astound you!
MARY RODGERS and ANGELA HARDING.
WILL BE OPENING THEIR STUDIOS IN JUNE
MARY RODGERS ON JUNE 9TH -10TH , 16TH -17TH, 23RD – 24TH ,
ANGELA HARDING ON JUNE , 2ND.- 3RD, 9TH – 10TH, 16TH – 17TH , 23RD – 24TH.
OPENING TIMES : 10AM – 4PM.
PLENTY OF WORK TO SEE AND A WARM WELCOME.
BOTH STUDIOS WILL BE OPEN DURING WING OPEN GARDENS ON JUNE 17TH.
BROCHURES AVAILABLE FROM THE LIBRARY, SHOPS AND PUBS.
We are doing Sunday Teas again this year so we are asking for volunteers for the following Sundays:
If you think you can help please contact Sarah O’Boyle at email@example.com or sign your names on the rota in the Village Hall.
A huge thank you to everyone who supported this event, by donating to a catalogue of amazing promises and also to those who turned up and bid with such enthusiasm.
Jeff Dale, from Oakham Auction Centre, was such a Star.
The volunteers did an amazing job to make it a fun evening.
Thanks to you all, after expenses, the evening generated £3,713:21 for Dove Cottage Hospice Funds.
If you enjoyed our hospitality, We hope you will join us for our popular Strawberry and Pimms Afternoon tea at the Hospice in Ridlington on Saturday 7 July