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.