Jubilee Celebrations - News, 27th April 2012

Only a few weeks to go and plans are progressing apace with the Village Party arrangements for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. The celebrations will begin on Sunday June 3rd with a Family Service at 10 am at the Church where the children may want to wear a crown for a Royal Parade.

In the afternoon from 2-5pm the Village Hall will be open for tea and homemade cakes. There you will be able to buy a programme and map for the tour of the Open Gardens and whilst wandering around the village you will have the opportunity to see the Jubilee Scarecrows (there’s still plenty of time to enter - entry forms from the school).

On Monday, festivities will take place at the School where there will be non-stop entertainment and activities including Music, children’s games, tug of war (we are looking for teams of adults and children), a Village Treasure Hunt (walking), and a quiz.

The bar will open from 1 pm and food – free burgers, hot dogs and ice cream - will be served from 3pm and tea, coffee and soft drinks will be available. You are also welcome to bring your own picnic.

Then, in the evening, the piece de resistance, when the focus will move to Aldbourne Hill and the lighting of the Beacon. Transport from the village will be available from 9pm and some parking is available. At 10pm the beacon will be lit and following that a spectacular fireworks display.

As you can see we have packed a huge amount into the weekend and we are looking very forward to your support when there is a real chance for the village to get together. Any offers of help and donations of homemade cakes will be gratefully received so please contact Helen Fisher on 841144 if you feel like baking or lending a hand.

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