Village Voice by Rosie Warrillow – 29th July

The little ones of The Hive Pre-School enjoyed a really exciting last day of term. On Thursday afternoon the building was packed with lots of parents and grandparents who came to watch the children perform their version of the Ugly Bug Ball. The children were dressed up as various sorts of bugs from ladybirds to grasshoppers and beetles too. They danced and acted the story of a sad and lonely caterpillar who was persuaded to go to the ball by some sympathetic beetles. Once he was there he met a beautiful butterfly queen and fell in love and asked her to marry him; wedding proposal duly accepted, the finale was a grand wedding scene.

The Hive - Ugly Bug Ball

After the play there was a prize giving of certificates awarded to each child for achievements during the school year. The Pre-School also thanked volunteers with a gift, and the Pre-School leavers presented the teachers with a wall hanging that they had made. There were of course  plenty of refreshments served throughout the afternoon with a cake sale that raised £60 for Pre-School funds. Well done to everyone and Happy Holidays!!

Next Tuesday the 2nd August is Jazz Club evening once again at the Fisherman’s Rest. How these months fly past! This month’s musical guests are Brian Carrick’s Algiers Stompers. I don’t have any personal details but the standard of the bands that play every month is truly outstanding – last month’s band Slide by Slide was truly amazing, playing mainstream jazz. Don’t forget that meals can be pre-booked at the Fisherman’s so that you can enjoy a social  and tasty meal before the jazz gets underway. Its a lovely way to get too know your fellow music enthusiasts, so for more details phone the Fisherman’s on 550284 for more details. The Jazz starts at 7.30pm, Tuesday 2 August, please come and join the regulars, guests are welcome and there is always a raffle to add to the excitemen

St Andrew’s service this week is Holy Communion with  Rev Charmion Mann. Charmion has been a regular at St Andrew’s for some time and this will sadly be her last service here as she will be moving to Exeter to retire. Please come and show her some support as this lovely lady takes her leave of us. Thanks Charmion for all that you have done for our church here.

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