Sunday, 10 July 2011

Crick Fun Weekend

This weekend the villagers of Crick have banded together to organise all sorts of fun activities in order to raise money for charities.   All over the village there have been things to engage and entertain:-

  • A small circus in the field near the marina.
  • Story-telling sessions for children.
  • All sorts of fair-ground type stalls.
  • A display of birds of prey.
  • A Fire Engine on display
  • A Scarecrow Competition
  • Dog Show
  • Art Exhibition
  • Garage sales
  • Raffles
  • Local Live bands on the playing fields
  • Food stalls – cream teas and burgers in the church
  • Craft stalls
  • Puppet making sessions
  • Face painting
  • An auction of promises at the pub

It has been a bit like you would get at a school fair but the whole village has been involved, not just the school.  Thankfully the rain has held off!  I have been so impressed to see how residents of roads worked together – for example, all the scarecrows in oneCrick weekend 004 (640x480) road shared the theme of ‘The Yellow Brick Road’ so there was Dorothy, the Tin Man, The Scarecrow etc and ……………. Elton John on his keyboard!!

The ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ was our overall favourite – it was complete with smoke and music!  What a lot of time and effort must have gone into making it all. 

The funCrick weekend 007 (480x640)niest was the young lady (surely only young ladies wear knickers like those?!) climbing back in the window after a boozy night out – it was called ‘The Curfew’

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Tracking down all the activities and scarecrows has opened our eyes to just how big Crick actually is!  We have discovered roads and areas we never knew were there.

10/10 for the People of Crick.  I hope they have raised a good amount of money for their chosen charities.

We are hoping that our water heater will be back up-and-running tomorrow (yet another part of it has been sent off for repair!) and then we will be on our way.

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