Village Voice by Rosie Warrillow, 26th May

Last week we talked about what the village did for Queen Victoria’s Jubilee; well, the plans are now finalised for the Platinum Jubilee of our dear Queen Elizabeth. The celebrations will be held on  Sunday June 5th and will start on the Rectory Gardens with some childrens sports to begin at 10.am all ages are welcome to come and join in. There’s a childrens craft workshop: Make the Queen a Crown in the Memorial Hall at 11am for children aged four years plus. There will also be a Fun  Family Dog show on the Rectory Gardens at 11am also. From 1-3pm there will be a Street Party Lunch, this will be a Bring and Share  event with a complimentary hog rost and Barbeque, there will be a lemonade stand too, staffed by local children. There will be Live Music and a Best Dressed Window competition and cream teas in the hall, pre booked please! Beer and Pimms will be available by the jug from the Fishermans Rest. At 3.30pm the cake baking competition will be judged, entries to be brought to the hall on the day from 10.30am-3.15pm. Cream Teas will be available from the pub as well as Pimms and ice cream! St Andrews Church will host an open air service under the big marquee at 4pm, everyone is welcome to attend and the W.I ladies will serve tea and cakes after the service!. At 5pm there will be a village photograph taken for the  village archive be there, you don’t want to get missed out! After the photo there will an an all age Tug of War starting at 5.30pm. Wow!! If you still have some energy to get rid of there will be dancing and music, dressing up and further fun  at the Fishermans all from 6pm. There will also be a photobooth,, Face painting and a Family Treasure Hunt on all day, how amazing is that?                                                                                                                                              There will be a Jubilee concert held in St Andrews on Saturday May 29th at 7pm and it will feature three choirs, The church choir, Modbury Gospel Singers which will feature one or two local people and a village choir brought together by Penny Schroeter especially for the occasion.There will be a wide selection of music sung and some chances to sing along too. There’s no enrty charge but a donation towards the refreshments would be appriciated.                                                                                         The Great Tractor Run is getting ever closer and the team are busy reading the vintage machines for their mega outing around  Devon and Cornwall. The first few ports of call are Polperro,Portscatho, and Coverack to name just a few with the aim to  arrive at the Royal Cornwall showground and make an appearnce there. Quite an undertaking and a feat of daring do by all those involved, to raise much needed funds for the Devon and Cornwall Air Ambulance trusts. They have done so well thus far raising  hundreds of pounds for the much needed service. Donations can be made on the Tractor Run page of the village facebook/website.                                                                                                                               There will be no service here in St Andrews this Sunday May 29th but there will be a Team Service in Modbury starting at 10.30am all are welcome to attend and there will be refreshments after the service. Just to say a big thank you for all of my gifts received from the church congregation after my retirement as  Churchwarden. I’m deeply grateful and moved by all the help that I have received from everyone for so long. Good luck to Nicola as she takes over this important role in our church.

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