Christmas Tree Festival 2016

On December 10th the Village Hall doors will be open to the fourth Christmas Tree Festival in High Halstow. This is now proving to be a must event in the High Halstow Calendar

It is not too late to let us know if your group, family, business etc would like to put a tree in. All we are asking for is a donation of £5.00 per tree submitted

Trees can be any size or shape, fresh or artificial; as far as decoration is concerned, the only limit is your imagination and afterwards your tree goes home with you for Christmas.

Trees can be decorated at the Hall or brought ready-decorated. Power is available for lights

Trees should be brought to the Hall on

Friday 9th December from 19.00 to 21.00 or
Saturday 10th December from 9.00 to 12.00

Trees must be collected on

Saturday 10th December from 17.00 to 18.00

Please invite all your friends to come and see your entry and enjoy this event. With your help – and with the help of others – please make this Christmas Tree Festival a success.

The public are invited to view the trees from 13.00 to 16.30 with entry being just 50p. Refreshments will be available on the day

Scarecrow Festival 2016

Thank You Thank You Thank You

When The Friends of St Margaret’s first discussed the Scarecrow Festival, none of us saw the number of entries reaching the giddy heights of 73. I personally didn’t think it would reach double figures and would be an event that might take a year or two to become established. How wrong was I. Each day coming home from work it was joy to see the new ones arising and it clearly had people talking in the Village and afar about this event even making Jeremy Vine’s programme on Radio 2

The Friends would like to thank all those who took part either by making your own scarecrow, making a donation (£252 raised) either at the Queen’s Birthday Bash or in the shop, Wenda for her constant publicity on Facebook and the Parish Council for this special colour edition of the High Halstow Times. Plans are afoot for next years Festival so please watch this space for more details in the coming months

Cake Festival 2016

A big thank you to all those who baked cakes for the second Cake festival on the 12th March in the Village Hall. Forty two entries were placed into eight categories. The three independent external judges viewed and stated the entries and commented again on the very good standard achieved. One cake was deemed to be so good a judge returned to purchase it

The judges results were as follows:

Six Cupcakes-
1 Helen Rose,
2 Andrea Walman,
3 Lewis Owen;
who also won the under-16 1 Prize

Coffee & Walnut Cake–
1 Jenny Thomas,
2 Joint Lesley Munday & Carol Cocup,
3 Hilda Woolmington

Fruit Cake –
1 Jenny Thomas,
2 Mrs Bushell,
3 Lesley Munday

Chocolate Cake –
1 June Collins,
2 Gary Thomas,
3 Liz Meredith

Bible Cake –
1 Margaret Mace (only one entry)

Novelty Cakes –
1 June Collins,
2 Helen Rose,
3 Michelle Jones

Madeira Cake –
1 Gary Thomas,
2 Margaret Mace,
3 Joint Carol Cocup & Fred Beringer

Lemon Drizzle Cake –
1 Crystal Wakefield,
2 Hilda Woolmington,
3 Gary Thomas

Refreshments were available to those who came to view the cakes and with the generosity of most cake makers who donated the full proceeds of their cake sale to the charity, the total raised after deduction of costs was £163.