Village Voice by Rosie Warrillow – 7th October

News has reached me of the return of an old favourite for the winter. Yes folks, Soup and Puds is returning for the Autumn season to the Village Hall, starting this Saturday, October 8th, at the new time of 12.30pm. For those who are unfamiliar with this event, local ladies offer a selection of delicious home made soup and puddings at the reasonable price of £5, together with tea and coffee. All the money raised will go towards the hall maintenance fund.So please support our ladies and help your village hall.

The Annual Tall Ships Charity day will take place on Saturday October 15th  and this years theme will be a Pirate Fun Day. During the day there will be all sorts of different activities including Pirate Fancy Dress, Bouncy Castle, River Ball race and many more. This year, for the first time, a group of vintage tractors will be on hand to entertain by having a tractor time trial, wow, there’s so much going on. There will be all the usual stalls too and if you have any donations for the raffle, all will be gratefully received! There will also be a silent auction with many prizes donated from local businesses, including holidays from Azeeky.Com.. There will also be a tombola, wonderful traditional games and delicious hog rolls. What a wonderful way to help this amazing charity to provide sail training for young people, who perhaps wouldn’t get the opportunity to learn how to sail or have the chance to be a team leader. Later on in the day the Morris Men will be on hand to entertain folk, as will the Old Gaffers sea shanty singers. The local group, The Penguins will be ready to entertain late into the evening to finish the day on a high. This is an event that definatly should not be missed.

Table Tennis has now been moved to Monday Nights in the village hall, from 7-9pm. All equipment is provided and the cost is £1.50 per session.

The swimming pool has now closed, and it has been a very successful  and enjoyable season for the pool users with many folk taking advantage of the facilities .Keys can now be returned and deposits retrieved.

St Andrews has a very distinguished visitor this Sunday in the shape of the Bishop of Plymouth. Bishop Nick is visiting the area as part of the Bishops in Mission initiative, and will be very busy during the weekend. He will be at various events in the area and will be visiting St Andrews during a Team Service on Sunday. The service will start at 11.10am and members from all the Modbury Team church congregations will be arriving at St Andrews.

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