The St Mary’s Church Garden Party was held on Saturday 11th July at Kingswood Dalefords Lane
When you are holding a garden party during the English summer, you inevitably keep at least one eye on the weather forecast and the other on the sky. This year’s event avoided the rain of early July and it was warm enough to dine out under an open sided marquee.
A hog roast and a well patronized Pimm’s tent provided the refreshments, while the partygoers were induced to support a ‘green’ tombola, a raffle with a Spa Day prize and Linda’s Garden Quiz of horticulture and anagrams.
A three hole golf course was run and patrolled by vicar Chris, with the overall winner being David Finney (playing under the stage name of Tom Piper.)
When we’d all had enough, the rain came, visitors left and the ‘hard working’ events committee cleared the site, having made a respectable £380 for church funds.
We have many people to thank for all their hard work. First of all to Linda and Kevin Pinder who have a lovely garden, which we all enjoyed. To Jenny and Robin Creed for the use of their field which was opposite the garden for safe parking. To the many hands who prepared the food and the entertainment and last but not least to Pam and Mike and David Hughes who lent us the marquee and pimms tent in case of rain.
Any takers for next year?