Back by popular demand the Friends are pleased to announce the return of Cuxton Music Group
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:
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.
Once again the Village of High Halstow held its Annual Tree Festival for The Friends of St Margaret’s. Thanks to all the people who attended this Fourth Tree Festival in the Village. This is now a well established event for the community and once again proves to be a very popular with the lead up to Christmas. Many thanks to all the people who made this occasion a success, including all the groups and individuals who put trees in, Karman Dancers, Dramarama and the Choir for the entertainment. £200 was raised from this event.
A big thank you to all those would be Mary Berry’s who baked cakes for the first Cake Festival on 1st March organised by the Friends of St Margaret’s Church. Forty nine entries were entered into seven categories. It seems no one was brave enough to enter their gateaux into the eighth category. The three external judges viewed and tasted the entries and commented on the very good standard achieved.
Their conclusion was
Six Cupcakes – 1st Francesca Goodman 2nd Margaret Mace 3rd June Collins
Victoria Sponge – 1st Elizabeth Meredith 2nd Crystal Wakefield 3rd Margaret Mace
Fruit Cake – 1st Jenny Thomas 2nd Lesley Munday 3rd Margaret Bufford
Chocolate Cake – 1st Gary Thomas 2nd Joan Hetherington 3rd Sue Batchelor
Bible Cake – 1st Margaret Mace 2nd Hilda Woolmington 3rd Sue Batchelor
Novelty Cake – 1st June Collins 2nd Margaret Mace 3rd Joan Hetherington
Celebration Cake – 1st Joan Hetherington 2nd June Collins
Ben and Stanley Bucknall jointly won Best Decorated Cupcake in one minute as they were the only entries prepared to have them judged. Other competitors ate their cake immediately.
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 £177.90.
Santa would like to thank all the people who helped make Santa’s Visit a special occasion again in High Halstow on Christmas Eve.
Special thanks to Stuart who was very brave in letting Joanne drive his car, (she liked it so much that we thought he would never see it again), Bradford’s garage for providing the petrol for the generator free of charge, and Bob and his staff in the Village shop who collected the presents on Santa’s behalf. All the helpers on the night deserve special thanks especially Wenda who somehow manages to still be on her feet at the end of the evening.
Many thanks to the people who came out with the refreshments that kept us all going. A total of £864 was raised this year, which included donations in the charity buckets. The money will go to the Friends of St Margaret’s Church.
See you next year – Santa.
The Friends of St Margaret’s would like to thank all the people who attended the third Tree Festival in the Village. This is proving to be a very popular event as a lead up to Christmas. Many thanks to all the people who made this occasion a success, including all the groups and individuals who put trees in, Karman Dancers, Dramarama and the Choir for the entertainment. Just under £200 was raised from this event and is already planned for next year on December 12th
Over twenty decorated trees were in the hall representing all parts of village life both young and old. The artistic levels were fantastic and it was great to see people viewing the trees working out what the tree represented. Trees entered for the first time included the school, The Responders, Deangate Golf and Matt Crozer.
Thank you all to the groups, individuals, families and businesses for putting in a tree. Many thanks to Karmann Dancers, Dramarama and the Choir for performing on the day along with all of you who came to support this event. Just under £190 was raised for this event
To view the gallery of pictures please click here
Over £550 was raised from the event this year which was a terrific start to the fund raising for 2013.
The weather held off long enough to allow the performance to be played in the Rectory Garden which made it a great location for the event to be held.
Terrific performances from both Chris Irvine and Chris Buckwell entertained the audience and the refreshment area was kept steadily busy through the night
Many thanks to all the people who supported this event and again many thanks to both Chris’s who gave their time free of charge