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May Newsletter

With Easter now behind us, it really feels as if Summer is approaching fast and that means not long to the Fayre and Horse Show!

I am pleased to report that things are progressing well with the plans for 2019; we appear to have a “succession plan” in place to cope with Pat Williams passing on the reins (pun intended!), so the future of the Horse Show no longer looks in doubt and we even have hopes that jumping may return. Thank you to those who have put their names forward to help with this vital part of our Village Bank Holiday Event.

The main ring events will feature Hildsvin again this year – they were so popular with the children that we had to have them back to put on a bigger display of Saxon/Viking life and fighting techniques. We will also have dancing dogs, sheaf tossing and tractor racing for children (with some help from parents…), the Eggathon as well as another large classic vehicle display.

The tea tent will be under new management, following Luke’s departure from the Village, but it will be business as usual (but we will need some volunteers on the day to serve). The Bar, Hot Food area, Produce/Flower Tent and Bouncy Castle will be there as always, plus many small stalls and side-shows.

So, avoid the Bank Holiday traffic and parking fees, put the date in your diary (26th August) and come along to have a good time and raise funds for Village activities. In 2018 we gave money to the School for musical instruments, the Community Shop (for equipment), the new Table Tennis Club and still had a large amount left to go towards work in the Village Hall and Cricket Pavilion.

None of this happens without you – thank you!

Michael Gammage, for the Plymtree Country Fayre and Horse Show Organising Committee;