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Village Hall Christmas Fair, 7 Dec 19

CAROL SINGING IN THE PUB, 10 Dec 19

Carol singing in the pub on Friday, 10 December raised £42 for the Church Fabric Fund.

VILLAGE HALL ANNUAL CHRISTMAS FAIR, 7 Dec 19

The Village Hall Christmas Fair raised £2,385.40 for village hall funds.

AUTUMN SOCIAL IN THE VILLAGE HALL, 26 Oct 19

About 60 people were present at this very successful social event which included the 56th annual Marston Pumpkin Club Show and Prize-Giving.  Thanks are due to Sybil Howard, Julia Metcalf and the other ladies of the WI for their assistance with the organisation and for preparing free pumpkin soup for all.  The soup was provided from a pumpkin grown in Marston.  Thanks also to Bill Emery (plants), Nigel Harris and Jo Wilson (bar), Paul Mann and John Crozier (raffle), and Simon Brown (game).  Finally, thanks to the pub committee for donating a barrel of beer which was surplus from the Hog Roast, and to Simon and Caroline Brown for donating several bottles of beer and soft drinks

This year, by popular demand, we were once again entertained by Prime Time, a group of four musicians whose age and musical repertoire seemed to match their audience.  Judging by the number of people who took to the floor to dance, they were a great success.

Nigel Harris retained the Bunny Cup for the heaviest pumpkin at 6 st 5 lbs; Blane Cross from Conningsby took the Titch Trophy for second heaviest at 4 st 4 lbs; and Mick Osborne was third with his 4 st 1 lb pumpkin.  Sheila Baker won best pair and John Crozier took the catch-weight prize.  The total number of pumpkins entered was 20 which was slightly up on last year; however, the total weight was 0.29 tons which was down on last year.

Sybil Howard judged the children’s Best Decorated Pumpkin competition.  There were five entries, all from Marston School.  First prize – Reception Class with ‘Mr. Fox’; second prize – Benji Ross and Eloise Godber with ‘A Witch’; and third prize - Year 1 with ‘The Bird’.  Ruth Toole won the Adult Best Decorated Pumpkin Competition with ‘Cinderella’s Coach’.

Donations will be made from the proceeds of the evening to the WI, Marston Church Fabric Fund, Hougham Church, the Save the Thorold Arms Campaign and the Village Hall.