MiniFest 2011 and Church Fete - brought to you by the Sambourne Village Association
wet start to the minifest this year saw 60 people turn out for
, BBQ, Pimm’s and beer at the recreation ground on Friday
4 teams competed and the winning team was Laurance Evans’ “The
DB’s” comprising Paul May, Sam Workman, Chris Cooke, Leila Spencer,
Sian Finneran, Dom Yearby,
The 1st second and third winners of the space hopper race
were Callum Finneran, Alice Kerridge and George Cooke.
Thanks to Mark Arnold who provided the medals and to everyone who
braved the rain and showed what might be called the “Sambourne spirit”.
Saturday’s Church fete went well (the scones were highly complemented and the old photo’s on the W.I stand were marvellous).
Competition winners for best pimped pet
were junior: Bethany Snape
(with spaced chicken sparkle ballerina) and senior: Laurance Evans
(pimped pork) and for best space ship
were junior: George Cooke and
senior: Anne Price.
Nice to see some new stalls on the field this year; I know the kids appreciated the bicycles.
The Bad boys were great again on Saturday night and the pig roast by
The Arden Pig Company went down a treat (01789 297893
Fancy dress winners
: Candice Laband as The Tardis and
: Alice Kerridge as Luke Skywalker. Well done everyone else for
making the effort.
The Yuri Gagarin Crazy Golf Challenge
on Sunday saw a good turn out
with the adult winner: Ben Workman, Junior: Alicia Budgen and a runaway
success for Pete Laband with his Neptune winning what is becoming quite
a competitive “Best Hole” competition. Congratulations anyway and
thanks to the other hole hosts.
Other thanks to Tracy May (face paints), Ann Price and Elaine
Richardson (Pimm’s tent), Grant Richardson(Loos), Kate Cooke
(competitions), Mike Waplington (BBQ/ band), Laurance Evans (Band),
Phil Jones (classics), Adam Quinney, The Green Dragon, Sambourne Parish
Council (fields), Gaffer (POWER),Willis Ward (Gazebo crew), John Snape
(tractors/driving), Allely’s (STAGE), Matthew Cooke(sponge stall),
Wayne Bates (organisational support) all the car owners (The silver
Bentley used to belong to Joe Kimber), all the others who lent a hand
mowing, litter picking, Gazebo-ing etc).