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Just a few words this month to keep you up to date with the planning for the Carnival week. Now the weather is improving and you may be Spring cleaning – keep in mind the Garage sale during Carnival week when you will have the opportunity to make a few extra pennies from those items you no longer use.
Now is the time when you may wish to begin to plan your scarecrow. This year we are hoping that Sway will be positively overrun with scarecrows – it really will help to put everyone in the Carnival mood. A special note to Organisations and businesses – particularly if you only meet monthly – there are special sections for your scarecrows so plan now and raise your profile in the village.
If anyone or any business would like to be a sponsor to support this year’s carnival and fete please write to firstname.lastname@example.org
We were very pleased to welcome Tim the new owner of The Manor in Sway to our last committee meeting and hear how keen he is to support the Fete and Carnival. Welcome Tim.
And on this note we would like to express a huge thank you to Robert – the outgoing owner who gave the Carnival and fete such tremendous support in many ways. We wish him every happiness in his retirement. Thank you Robert and good luck.
Can it really be that time of year already? Indeed it can - and plans and preparations are already underway for this year’s Fete and Carnival week. The theme for 2014 is ... Myths and Legends, which will give you a wide range of costume ideas for the Carnival and for your scarecrows and other events.
Please note that the dates are slightly later this year and all the events are in July, beginning on July 4th and continuing until July 13th.
More details and information will appear in Sway News each month but just to whet your appetites one of the new events is an historic evening walk around Sway, led by Tony Blakely – a fantastic opportunity to find out more about our lovely village.
We are hoping more of you will try your hands at Scarecrow Making this year and we are extending the time they will be on display, putting them up earlier to really set the carnival mood in the village.
Finally, it is good to see the photos of the children at the Little Flyers getting so much fun out of their new large construction kit, bought with money from the Carnival Funds.
If you have any thoughts or ideas do please get in touch.