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Wanborough Scarecrow Trail & May Day Fayre 2017

Thank you to everybody who made a scarecrow, manned the school refreshments, helped set up or strike the may day fayre, helped run a stall or the park & ride at the may day fayre…there were over 150 of you that made all that happen….without you there would have been no trail or fayre so thank you very much.

There were more people this year who stepped up to help with the early organising of the event and I’d like to give a particular thank you to the following who spent several hours sorting out their element of the fayre preparation:
  • Becky Goddard: programme advertisers
  • Jon Richards & Dan Dinsey from Obladee Design, Ciaran Gould & Daryn Goldsmith for designing, collating and producing the trail sheet, the kids activity sheet & the programme
  • Franky Fatica & Chris Liston for organising the BBQ and Beer Tent
  • Annabelle Whitford for requesting raffle prizes from companies; Steph & Jace from St. Joseph’s School for sweet bagging, lucky dip wrapping, enveloping up school flyers etc. All part of their Duke of Edinburgh service commitment
  • Gillian Fatica and her team from Intel who spent a day in the lower recreation field sorting children’s games and prizes as a community day
  • PGL, Poplars and Lotmead for providing a free park & ride facility.
  • Ray Hingley, Jo & Paul Whitford, Ian Lawrence, Margaret & Malcolm Buckenham, the Hopkins and Bowley families for all round support and just doing any jobs that needed doing over several months!!


As always, the more people who help, the more we can spread the load; it would be great to have some more volunteers for next year’s event. We’ll start planning in September so please contact me if you’d be willing to be part of the team that make these two great community events happen……as one of the scarecrows said: “many hands make light work”!!

As we go to press, it's too early to know how much we raised from these events; a second year of poor weather on May Day and less than sunny weather during the trail fortnight definitely kept our visitor numbers lower than our bumper years but we should still have made a good profit….more details in the July Lyden.

I thought the scarecrow standard this year surpassed all other years and I really enjoyed people’s adaptations of the theme: Proverbs, Myths & Legends. I hope you all got a chance to go round the trail and see what a creative bunch of people we have living in our community. At the time of writing the draw is yet to be made so more information will follow in the July Lyden. Suffice to say nobody got all 52 answers correct!

The answers to the trail are as follows:

 

No.

Proverb / Myth / Legend

1

See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil

2

The pen is mightier than the sword

3

Money is the root of all evil

4

St George & the dragon

5

New brooms sweep clean

6

A rolling stone gathers no moss

7

A stitch in time saves nine

8

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush

9

Robin Hood

10

Many hands make light work

11

The Easter Bunny

12

King Priam of Troy

13

If at first you don’t succeed…

14

Too many cooks spoil the broth

15

Mermaid

16

Dracula

17

Zorro

18

Never judge a book by its cover

19

Daedalus

20

A bad workman always blames his tools

21

The legend of Zelda

22

Medusa

23

Thor

24

The Monkey King (Sun Wukon)

25

Unicorn

26

Jason and the Argonauts

27

Spring Heeled Jack

28

Big Foot

29

Loch Ness Monster

30

A picture’s worth a thousand words

31

Moonrakers

32

The labours of Hercules

33

Fairy

34

Merlin

35

Two heads are better than one

36

The boy who cried wolf

37

The Black Dog Highwayman

38

Trojan Horse

39

King Arthur

40

The early bird catches the worm

41

Don’t look a gifthorse in the mouth

42

Let sleeping dogs lie

43

Beowulf

44

Dimple on the chin, Devil within

45

Don’t bite the hand that feeds you

46

You can’t get blood out of a stone

47

The legend of the spiders and the christmas tree

48

Legend of Finn McCool / salmon of wisdom

49

Don’t put all your eggs in one basket

50

Pandora’s box

51

Leprauchan

52

The grass is always greener on the other side



Thank you to Nationwide Property Lettings, Atwell Martin Estate Agents, Wanborough Herb Nursery, Bevirs Solicitors and The Oaktree Building Company for their support in providing the scarecrow trail prizes this year.

Next year’s scarecrow trail theme is The World of Cartoons & Comics. If you would like to make a scarecrow for the trail please get in touch early as we’ll limit entries to 59. If you made / hosted a scarecrow this year, please return your form in the next few months so we can get organised for 2018. I already have 6 entries for next year, thank you. If you need any information before considering making a scarecrow please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you

Tessa Lanstein: tessaannlanstein@gmail.com : 07795 057420 (please note new email address: the old freeserve one goes out of action at the end of May!).




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