17 June – Open Village

We had joy, we had fun, we raised money in the sun!

£1,787 to be exact – what a performance.

As if you didn’t know by now, we opened our village on Saturday, 17th June.

And, in came the visitors as Mother Nature poured glorious sunshine all over our beautiful village.

We had around 180 paying customers (children were free), a quarter from Bow Brickhill and three-quarters from outside, coming to see what we have to offer.

Altogether, we raised £1,787 after expenses towards the replacement of our much loved church/community hall. Just another £158,215 to go!

  • Programme sales – £885
  • Raffle – £224
  • Teas at the Pavilion (donation from pre-school) – £90
  • Plant sales: Kay and Stuart Leeming – £137
  • Cards and jam sales: Ron and Sylvia Fox £39.50
  • Ice cream sales: Kim Gallacher £39.30

Donations

  • Mr and Mrs Giles – £50.00
  • Other – £9.35

Subtotal: £1929.65

Less expenses: £143.00

GRAND TOTAL: £1786.65

Well done to everyone involved in this monumental effort. Stay tuned for the next event…

Previous information about the event

The event will be officially opened at 1.25pm on Saturday, 17 June by Ann Sidgwick, Chair, Bow Brickhill Parish Council.As you know there is lots of parking at the Pavilion, so why not get friends and family to park there for the day and join in the fun? For those that need the Pavilion address, it is Rushmere Close, Bow Brickhill.

As you know there is lots of parking at the Pavilion, so why not get friends and family to park there for the day and join in the fun? For those that need the Pavilion address, it is Rushmere Close, Bow Brickhill.It only costs £5 per person (under 16s go free) for an entrance programme and these will be available from the Pavilion and other points in the village.

It only costs £5 per person (under 16s go free) for an entrance programme and these will be available from the Pavilion and other points in the village.Your £5 will go towards the

Your £5 will go towards the re-build of the Church / Community Hall, and for just a fiver you can:

  • view eight beautiful garden
  • climb the Church Tower and see some incredible views across our area – it’s a sight not to be missed and worth the entry fee alone
  • it’s quite a climb up to the church so don’t miss out on hitching a ride on a vintage Landover
  • marvel at the self-build plane
  • see the model display including ships and steam engines
  • learn about bees and honey

There are also two competitions for which we are seeking entries:

  • Gardens on a Plate (sponsored by Frosts Garden Centre) – children create a garden on a plate by adding sand, soil, plants, flowers, which will be exhibited at the Pavilion and will be judged by Ann Sidgwick. The entries are anonymous and split into different age groups.
  • Vote for your favourite cow – join in the fun by making your own cow. These will be on exhibited around the village outside people’s homes. They can me any size or material. There will be a separate form in the programme for people to vote for their favourite and the winner gets a prize.

You can find out more and enter either competition by sending your details to Beverley Thompson bdthompson1@btinternet.com or Mary Preen marypreen@gmail.com. If you’d like to enter the competition, please download and complete the open village competition entry form.

There will also be time to call into the either the Pavilion or the Church Hall to quench your thirst with teas, coffees, ice creams and home-made cakes for sale.

We will also have a raffle on the day with the top prize being Champagne Afternoon Tea for Two at Frosts Garden Centre.

The event runs from 1.25pm to 6pm and after it closes, why not pop into the recently renovated Wheatsheaf Pub which serves our very own local brew from Hornes Brewery?

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