The Flower Show is on August 11th this year but for some of us it has already started!
The Committee meets every month at the Club in School Lane and has booked lots of attractions for the big day - more of this coming soon. Meanwhile the Marquee team has been revising the Schedule of Entries to the Vegetables, Flowers, Baking and Arts and Crafts competitions. What classes should stay and what should go? What was a great success in 2017? What didn't attract many entries? Or none at all? No need to change the Vegetable Classes - we just want a good growing season. Much the same goes for the Flowers - last year rain spoiled many blooms. Flowers Classes have been changed to include just one Pot Plant and an addition, Herb Garden in a Pot. Entries were very low in the Floral Arrangements - disappointing for the judge! This year the theme for Arrangement of Flowers and Foliage with Accessories is: The Centenary of Peace in 1918.
Under Baking and Preserves, there are some new Classes, such as Chocolate Muffins, Plain Meringues, Miniature Bakewell Tarts and, replacing Suffolk Rusks, “Suffolk Buns”. These delicacies have been tried, tested and approved at a Village Coffee Morning and there will be a recipe, if you haven't got one already, in the May Parish News (also to appear on this website).
In the Arts and Crafts Section there is to be a separate Class for Crochet, and the theme for the Photograph can be either Sunrise or Sunset.
In the Children’s Classes, this year there’s a chance to try making a model from re-cycled material as well as all the usual options. There were some great models last year!
The printed Schedule, with the Dog Show Classes and the Entry Form, will be in your July edition of Ebb and Flow (as well as on this website).
If you would like to be part of a friendly team and help out at the show, beforehand or on the day itself, in the marquee, on one of the big stalls or around the grounds, please contact the Secretary Katherine Dunnett 01728 604865 - you will be made very welcome!