Village Voice by Rosie Warrillow, 27th July

Our ladies of the W.I had a most unusual meeting this month. The ladies and their guests had a Teddy Bear’s Picnic with each of the ladies bringing along a small furry guest; the idea then was that each of the ladies would either tell a story about their bear, or give a little insight of how they came across their special friend. The bears were varied between some modern and some really not so modern, each was dressed in an outfit, one bear looked as though he had just been to Wimbledon as he had a sporting outfit on, including a bear sized tennis racket, all hand made by his human friend. Another had a party dress  and another bear was in his underwear as he was rather old and had just been gotten out of bed! Well I never, what a gathering! The ladies took advantage of the fine weather to take their refreshments out on the decking at the village hall. The competition for best dressed bear went to Meg Brett for her bear, who was wearing dungarees made by Meg. The second place bear belonged to Joy Winzer for the most original bear, both of them had celebrated a very special birthday this year! The evening was a great success with the ladies welcoming three guests. Secretary Maggie Skates organised a bear faced quiz, winners were Ann Neal and Rosie Warrillow. There isn’t a meeting in August but the ladies will be going for a Cream Tea afternoon at Avon Mill. The September meeting will include a talk from Mike Rendell about Papercraft, and the competition is to make a handmade greetings card as well as the usual Flower of the Month. Refreshments will also be served and the date to watch for is September 13th at 7.30pm, in the village hall.

Our Cricketers had a very successful day playing at East Prawle recently. Aveton Gifford, with some guest players, racked up an impressive score of 213 runs off 35 overs in very hot conditions. A very special mention must be made  for A.G’s star player of the day, Gary Dayment, who made a huge impression with both the bat and bowling in really harsh conditions because of the heat. Gary has been a stalwart of the A.G team for a number of years now and always puts in a spirited performance, well done to him and all our boys of the A.G white army! The boys next match is away to The Entertainers at Wembury, I’m sure we support them in their endeavours.

Our village shop is still looking for a new member of staff and also a Saturday person is required for  7.30am til 12 noon. The part time job is for Saturdays, Sundays and alternate Wednesdays, also to cover sick leave and holidays, please contact Peta at the shop for more details.

Last weeks Fete was a great success with £2.331 pounds being raised for church funds, and the school also raised a staggering £1300  for school funds  Well done, and many thanks to everyone who helped stage this event, roll on 2019!

There will be no service in St Andrews this week but there will be a Benefice service at Kingston starting at 10.30am this Sunday, July 29th

A reminder that it will soon be Village Show day and that entry forms are available in the village shop and in the latest edition of the Magpie magazine. The show will be held on August 11th in the village hall and the day will start with the entries  being accepted into the hall from 8.30am -10.30am. The hall will then be closed for judging until 2pm . Visitors and exhibitors can enter the hall from 2pm (donations required) to view the exhibits and see who has won! Good luck to everyone!  Many thanks to Jenny and Maggie for once again organising this years show.

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