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Chawton Open Gardens 2009 - A Thank you

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ImageI would like to give a huge thankyou to all those involved in the Open Gardens Weekend in June. There was a terrific turnout, some 900 people came to our village and everyone seemed to have a great time.

An awful lot of hard work was put in by a lot of people in terms of organisation, it is difficult to name individuals but my personal thanks go to Flair Kitching and Mandi Sowik who worked tirelessly for the event.

My special thanks go to the gardeners who had made their gardens look spectacular and who without; we would not be able to host this lovely event.

My appreciation goes also, to the army of volunteers on the weekend, for their considerable efforts with the teas, stewarding, car parking, ticket selling, and a myriad of other jobs and those who baked and donated their wares for us to sell. Also, the Church ladies who manned the tea station at St Nicholas all weekend.

In addition, many thanks to all those who contributed to making the Arts & Crafts Exhibition a great success, I think the school made a great venue and was very much appreciated.

My thanks also go to the Whittocks who generously gave their field up for parking and their time to steward it all weekend.

The Produce Stall was a great success manned by Peter Shakespeare and proved to be very popular, perhaps something to expand in future years.

The Turnip prize was very entertaining; with lots of people voting on their favourite, the winner was ‘Bobs Bed’. A lot of effort had been taken by exhibitors and a huge thankyou must go to David Whitaker for organising and housing it.

Credit must go to the Horse and Carriage rides which were, as always, very well organised and with both Beauty and Tommy running the course; visitors were able to reach the outskirts of the village easily.

We managed to raise an incredible £5600 over the two days which will be donated to village causes. The donations will be listed in future correspondence.

Thankyou once again to all of those involved

Jackie Forward

 
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