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We had the incredible Real Magic Ultimate Queen Showband and saw sellout ticket sales. Food was kindly donated by Cini Restaurant, Enderby. The drinks were flowing and the dancefloor was packed all evening.

As a committee we would like to extend a huge thank you to all those who came out in their raincoats and wellies to support us, and also to all of those volunteers who help us make the day possible. We hope that you will all join us next year to celebrate our golden anniversary. 


Despite the disappointing weather, we went ahead with the carnival with great success. Sheltered from the rain we had live music throughout the afternoon from local country band 'Bodgers Mate' in our marquee and a tombola or two to keep everyone busy. Fortunately we did see a break in the rain in the afternoon and we managed to get out onto the field and see fabulous performances in our arena from The Lamb National and also Stunt Mania.

By 7pm the storms had cleared and we opened up the marquee for our evening entertainment - our biggest and best yet.

Thurlaston Harvest and Scarecrows Weekend

Thurlaston Parish Council are once again co-ordinating a Harvest Weekend and Scarecrow competition during Friday 13th to 15th September 2019.  On Saturday 14th the Village Hall will host the Village Show competitions, offer ploughman’s lunches, refreshments, Knapton Cidery, raffle, tombola, children’s entertainment/crafts (The Glitter Sisters complete with snow machine). A Magic Selfie Mirror (photo booth), an opportunity to share memories of Thurlaston and live music by local band Lambone Splinter.

This year’s theme will be “A Celebration of Sport” with an open theme for the Scarecrow Competition. The Scarecrows in 2017 were absolutely fantastic and worthy of Hollywood Awards and Accolades. It was wonderful to have our old Post Office open for the day with Postman Pat and Mrs Goggins doing a roaring trade. ET was last seen flying over Earl Shilton Road, Pirates took over Holt Crescent and Wimbledon came to Thurlaston.
All the scarecrows were magnificent or as Fred and Dino in Tyres Close put it "YAB A DAB A DOO".  Thank you to all who participated. Let’s make 2019 even more spectacular. This year by popular demand there will be an additional scarecrow award for the public's choice.

The church will be open during the weekend, displaying its own scarecrows and accepting Harvest Baskets of Food to be donated to the local foodbank. A selection of the Village records will also be on show.

Gifts of homemade cakes for refreshments, raffle/tombola prizes will be greatly appreciated and all volunteers will be most welcome.

The Church and Chapel Harvest Service will be held on the Sunday followed by a free Harvest Lunch at the Village Hall afterwards.

A detailed programme of events and entry forms will be delivered to all houses in Thurlaston nearer the time.
The small team of athletes we took to the Small Schools Athletics performed exceptionally with all but one going through to the finals. Maisie Berriman, Olaf Taylor and Samuel Tansey all came first in their races. The year 5/6 relay team of Olaf, Will, Samuel, Toby and Jimmy came third as did Betsy Perkins in her race. Ruby Cox and Brodie Currie were both finalists. Those who came first will be competing at Corby Triangle next.

The village carnival was a very wet day. However it still went ahead though others were cancelled. The children from the choir put their heart and soul into their singing in the crowded marquee. We also managed to squeeze the country dancing in which went down very well with everyone clapping in time to the music.
The summer term has hit us but unfortunately the weather doesn’t seem to have caught up yet.

The first half of the summer term ended with our sponsored walk around the village playing field. The weather was lovely - dry and not too hot. The event went very well despite it being a difficult day for many with it being on the same day that the funeral of a past pupil was taking place. A collection was taken in memory of Daniel. The day also afforded the opportunity to see many of the past pupils who were his contemporaries.

Peripatetic music lessons will be finishing soon with many choosing to carry on next year and hopefully others choosing to start.
The year 6 boys all enjoyed a morning at Huncote Pavilion for the LADS (Live Active Do Something) event. They enjoyed many sports and heard from an inspirational sports person.
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