Scarecrow Festival - 2015
What a success
130 scarecrows! A record!
FESTIVAL BREAKS ALL RECORDS
CONGRATULATIONS to absolutely everyone who helped give Pattingham
the most successful Scarecrow Festival ever at the end of September.
Your scarecrows were fabulous - your help serving refreshments
or by selling trail guides or stewarding in church invaluable
- your many home baked cakes delicious - your support of the
weekend events by getting friends and relatives to come along
- ALL QUITE FANTASTIC - we cannot thank you enough.
We are now able to give you the RECORD BREAKING RESULT: £12,758.00
profit!! The Steering Committee have donated £5000.00 to
St.Chad's School for the purchase of new IT equipment for the
children - and the remainder will go to St.Chad's Church for
the restoration of the stone cross over the porch (which will
complete the porch project started with the 2011 Scarecrow Festival)
with the balance going towards another Church project as yet
a look at the 2015 scarecrows >> Visit
the 2015 Scarecrow Photo-Gallery >>
& Liz, Mike & Kath, Christine & Dave C - the 2015
Festival Steering Committee
|A BIG "Thank You"...
and Liz want to say a big "thank you" to everyone who
gave up their time and / or baked wonderful cakes for the scarecrow
weekend. We couldn't have done it without you and we made a fantastic
sum which made it all worthwhile. Thank you.
Following our highly
successful 2013 Scarecrow Festival, the third Festival
runs from Friday 25th to Sunday 27th of September 2015.
This will take place in the South Staffordshire village of Pattingham,
with a focus on the local church of St Chad's.
The three day
event will run from Friday 25th September through to
Sunday evening on 27th September with a Scarecrow Trail
starting at the Village Hall and taking in most village roads
with individual scarecrows displayed in gardens and various other
positions. There will be over 130 scarecrows to visit !!!
Our biggest entry since the Festival started.
25th September - 12.00 noon to 5.00pm
Saturday 26th September - 10.00am to 5.00pm
Sunday 27th September - 10.00am to 5.00pm
Refreshments of savoury rolls, homemade cakes, ice
cream and drinks are available daily in the Village Hall up to
4.30pm. There will also be food available at the Pattingham Club
in the High Street.
Festival - Evening Events
SUPPER and a talk of
SOME CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL
FRIDAY EVENING - 25th at 7.30pm
Our first evening event is on Friday 25th September 2015.
This will be the HARVEST SUPPER together with an illustrated
talk entitled 'Some Creatures Great and Small' by Rob
Colin-Stokes, who is Pattingham born and bred. Rob works for
the Forestry Commission and will tell us about his daily routine
working with wild life and the environment. Don't miss what will
surely be a fascinating and compelling talk.
Tickets are just £7.50 each which includes a hot
Harvest Supper and Sweet cooked by Sue Riches, well known in
Pattingham for her excellent recipes.
There will also be a licensed bar.
To order your tickets, call Liz Sampson on 01902 700823
but don't delay because this event will be popular.
A FEW TICKETS LEFT...
ORDER YOURS NOW !
& FUN NIGHT with 'PRO TEMPORE'
SATURDAY EVENING - 26th at 8.00pm
evening sees the popular and talented group 'Pro Tempore'
performing folk music mingled with good fun and ready banter.
There will also be a Hog Roast Supper during the interval.
A licensed bar will also be operating.
To order your tickets, call Jill Parker on 01902 700755
or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org, but don't delay because
this event will also be very popular.
SERVICE SONGS OF PRAISE
SUNDAY EVENING - 27th at 6.00pm
6.00pm Evensong will be a special service for Harvest together
with a Songs of Parise and will mark the final event of the Scarecrow
service, will be the dedication of the new glass porch by the
Ven. Dr. Sue Weller, the Archdeacon of Walsall.
of these new doors was mainly derived from the previous Scarecrow
Festivals that took place in 2011 and 2013.
choir will be augmented by members of the CHAD Singers, a Pattingham
community choir helping to raise funds for local charities.
us promote your Scarecrow Festival with a car sticker...
you unable to download and print the Scarecrow car sticker, don't
worry, just call Mike Coope on 01902 700426 and he will print
one for you.
your Scarecrow Trails from the Village Hall...
with the SCARECROW TRAIL GUIDE...
visit be sure to buy your SCARECROW TRAIL GUIDE at the START
outside the Village Hall, at £2 per person with children
under 16 FREE. This
TRAIL GUIDE is a map showing all scarecrow positions together
with their title and the three suggested viewing routes.
FESTIVAL OPEN TIMES
27th - 12.00 noon to 5.00pm
Saturday 28th - 10.00am to 5.00pm
Sunday 29th - 10.00am to 5.00pm
parking near the Church
All vehicles are
parked on the allocated car parks entirely at the owner's risk.
Hungry or thirsty ?
Refreshments of savoury rolls, homemade cakes,
ice cream and drinks are available daily in the Village Hall
up to 4.30pm.
Festival entertainment is being planned and so far we can tell
you that on Friday evening September 27th there
will be the traditional Harvest Supper with a talk by
Rob Colin-Stokes, and on Saturday 28th there is to be
a Folk Night featuring "Pro Tempore", the well
known and popular group, with a Harvest Festival services
in St Chads Church on the Sunday evening.
For up-to-date information of the Festival, call Chrissie Ringrose
on 01902 700340 or visit the Church website at www.pattingham-church.org
Chrissie Ringrose, Liz & Dave Sampson, Dave Challinor, Christine
Roberts, Kath & Mike Coope
WATCH THIS SPACE for
Helping to make your scarecrow...
Help will be on hand to assist you in making your scarecrow.
Remember to visit the church website at www.pattingham-church.org
for useful information on making your scarecrow, and links to
other scarecrow sites to give you help and inspiration.
of Pew End arrangements in Church...
As at other recent Festivals we are offering people the opportunity
to celebrate their baptism or marriage, or commemorate a loved
one, by sponsoring a pew end. If you would like to do this and
have not already received a letter about it please phone, either
Kath Coope (700043) or Chrissie Ringrose (700340),
to request an application form - again the closing date is
For more details
on any aspect of the Scarecrow Festival, call Chrissie Ringrose
on 700340, Mike Coope (Publicity) on 700426.
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