Ok, I'm still catching up but almost there - here's a summary of June & July:
First event of June was a day out at North Luffenham to attend The Cadet 150 Parade and Open Day. There were over 150 cadets and officers on Parade. The Parade was followed by lots of arena events including Dog Display Teams, Military Skills Challenge and a Cavalry Mounted (Bike) Challenge. Everyone taking part looked as if they were enjoying themselves and it was great to watch them. It was also a pleasure to meet two Chelsea Pensioners who had a great sense of humour, and who we had our picture taken with.
An evening was spent at the Lutterworth Town Council Offices where distinguished ex-service personnel unveiled Plaques in memory of services given by the Armed Services during World War II.
I opened the Medieval Street Fair organised by St. Mary’s Church, Lutterworth and was put in the stocks but fortunately had no wet sponges thrown at me! We also had the opportunity of climbing to the top of the tower which provided excellent view over Lutterworth and the surrounding area.
From there it was off to Little Rainbows Pre-school on the Bitteswell Road to cut the ribbon for the start of their school fete. I declined having my face painted!
The Indian Vojon in Bank Street held a party to celebrate their 1st birthday – that year has gone by very quickly. It was a very enjoyable evening and we were treated to a display by Bollywood Dancers.
Then it was off to Sherrier School and Wycliffe School to judge the competitions for the Flower Attendants for Lutterworth Carnival, which was a difficult decision as everyone had made a really big effort.
Last but not least I attended Lutterworth Swimming Club Championships at Braunstone Pool, and then back to Gilmorton Pavilion to present all the trophies and medals. It was a delight to see all the youngsters proudly displaying several medals at once and funny that the older ones took them off straight away – obviously not cool!
I attended the Little Rainbows Pre-School Graduation Day to present awards. All the youngsters wore brightly coloured gowns and hats and ended the day by traditionally throwing their hats in the air.
Two trips to the Lutterworth High School. One was to the Year End Award Assembly to present an Award - it was a pleasure to see so many of the students putting in a great deal of effort to succeed. The second visit was to the High School Prom to judge the competition for the Carnival King and Queen which was a difficult decision as everyone had gone to a lot of trouble to look their very best.
That's about it for July, but there will be lots to report on for August with the Lutterworth Feast Week and Carnival, and also for September, as I have three of my own fund-raising events scheduled for that month which I hope will be well supported. They are as follows, so hope to see you there ........... (full details also listed on the Events page)
Saturday 4th Sept – Bring your teddy bears along for a Teddy Bear Zip Wire off the top of the tower of St. Mary’s Church. £2 per teddy bear with a Certificate. Cream teas and cakes etc available. From 10am to 2pm. All proceeds to be shared equally between the Mayor’s appeal and St. Mary’s Church Restoration Fund. No need to book just turn up on the day – Everyone welcome to what promises to be a fun event for children and adults alike
Saturday 11th Sept. – A Charity Clay Pigeon Shoot in aid of The Mayor’s Appeal at Spa Vale Shooting Ground on the Coventry Road (behind Semelab) between 12 noon and 5pm. £10 per person for an introduction to shooting, 25 cartridges and clays. No need to book just turn up. It’s fun, low cost and open to everyone. Refreshments available.
Saturday 25th Sept. – “Hollywood Ball” in aid of The Mayor’s Appeal. This red carpet themed event will be held at the Wycliffe Rooms at 7.30pm. It is a black tie event and tickets cost £30 each. Catering is by Cynthia Evans and entertainment by The Newton Sisters and The Booze Brothers Band. Tickets are now available from the Town Council Offices, Aspect Stationers or Ray on 07977 926689. This promises to be a great night out and early booking is recommended.