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Celebrate the Queens 90th birthday with Sway at the picnic on the green by Stanford Rise on Sunday 15th May from 12.00 until 4.00 including childrens entertainment. Dress up yourselves and your picnic setting to win a prize for the most attractive/inventive settings. There will also be a cream tea and a quiz in the village hall from 2pm.
Sway Boule 2016 will be taking place on the 18th of June in the grounds of The Manor at Sway with refreshments to include a BBQ, ice cream and tea. Entry forms will be available in Sway News and the entrance fees are:
- Juniors: £3 per pair with £20 for 1st place and £10 for 2nd place
- Seniors: £6 per pair with £60 for 1st place and £30 for 2nd place
Plans are steadily getting into place for July, and some of the ideas raised at the open meeting back in the Autumn are proving to be very successful. As I mentioned last month the suggestion made at that meeting to have the procession going just one way through the village is now definite. We are planning to begin the route by the village hall and process down to the Jubilee Field. This will avoid the difficulty we have had every year trying to turn the procession round at Middle Road.
As the theme this year is CHILDREN’S STORIES.
We are holding a new competition and inviting everyone to write a short story. More details will be out later but the competition will be split into four groups- Key Stage 1, Key stage 2, Secondary and adult. So now you budding writers can begin to prepare your plots – in the bath, stuck in traffic or as you curl up in bed. We are hoping for a big response and all the entries will be put into a book to be displayed at the Fete and the winning entries we hope to have published in Sway News.
Many of you will have known how much love and effort Mollie Mold put into village events , particularly the Carnival, and how much she is missed. So we are creating a Mollie Mold Trophy in her memory to be given to the best overall entry into the Carnival procession.
Another new event is an open air play to be produced by the Drama Club on the lawn of the Church rooms. It sounds really exciting and more details will follow later
And finally the crisis of the venue for the Fete. Sadly we have not been given permission to hold the fete on the school field but thankfully for this year, we can use the Jubilee Field - so breath again – Sway will have its annual Fete after all.
Ruth Conway for Sway Carnival Committee