Helpers make annual show a success
VOLUNTEERS have been praised for making a popular community event a success once again.
This years Colemans Hatch Summer Show took place on Saturday 31st July and drew crowds of over 1400 people.
We were thrilled to have in attendance this year wine critic and local resident Jilly Goolden who drew this years raffle and presented the prize giving. Jilly also chose the children’s tent to win the Patrick Ide Goblet for the most outstanding exhibit. Jilly has a personal link to this trophy as Patrick Ide was a friend of her grandparents.
We also had the first presentation of our new Kisbee Cup for the most points awarded on the 13-16 year olds classes; this was won by Romany Kisbee.
It was a fabulous day, the early overcast weather cleared to provide a bright afternoon which drew people from far and wide to enjoy the variety of stalls and attractions. These included Horse & Cart rides, Dog show, Ferret Racing and our largest ever turnout of vehicles ranging from tractors and army vehicles to a one off prototype racing car. A fantastic display of crafts, flowers and vegetables were on display in the main marquee and
Rhondo the clown kept the children entertained with a fancy dress competition, magic show and children’s races. The Challenge Shield for the tug-of-war was this year won by ‘The Book Stall’ team.
Sincere thanks should be given to all the volunteers who helped organise the event and helped us on the day, without these volunteers there would not be a show so we are extremely grateful for all their help. A special mention should also be given to the Air Training Corps who give us a huge support both before on and after the day.