It’s hard to believe that we are now only 3 weeks away from Christmas, and in the village we have so much to look forward to. This weekend it’s Aveton Gifford does Christmas; the annual parade through the village will take place on Sunday evening and will start from the village hall at 6 pm. There will be carol singing as we progress through the village and eventually end up at the Fisherman’s Rest, where the Taverner’s Drama Group will then perform their Christmas Review. The pub will be putting on mince pies and mulled wine, and donations of mince pies would be most gratefully received by Athena, Mark and the team at the Fisherman’s, so please bring some along with you on the day.There will also be a raffle in aid of the Tall Ships Fund to help young people to receive sail training when perhaps they might not be able to. This is such a worthwhile charity, it gives the youngsters so much in the terms of communication and working in teams – please come and support it and our Christmas Celebrations this weekend.
Later on in the month there will be a Christmas Window decorating competition and the winner will receive a Christmas Plate. The windows will be judged between the 20th and 23rd of December. There will be an independent judge to oversee the competition. More details from Maggie Skeates on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 550153. .
Tomorrow of course, is School Christmas Fair day and staff and pupils will be working hard to see that everything is in place for a wonderful afternoon of entertainment for all. The Fair starts at 2pm and all the usual stalls will be there; lucky dip, books toys etc., and some festive refreshments are also on offer,so please support our school. Staying in school. I had some lovely news this week about a gift received and some hard work put in. Holly and Matthew helped their daddy make an amazing post box for the school in their own time at home and delivered it to school wrapped in Christmas paper. The children were so excited to receive this wonderful and unexpected gift and I’m sure they will enjoy filling it with cards for their friends. Well done to Holly, Matthew and their daddy for their hard work from everyone in school.
Dinah is still looking forward to any Christmas Orders in the shop and last posting day so to speak is the 14th of December There are all manner of nice things for Christmas and the shop is now open all day on Wednesday, so come on down!
In Church this week there is a service of Sunday Worship with Michael Tagent, and I’m sure there will be plenty of Christmas themes in the service.