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Aug 4th 2012
The two articles below are extracts from the latest issue of the Creake News. This magazine can be viewed by going to the Creake News-Current page.
July 22nd 2012
At the Big Picnic on 22 July the winners for the Jubilee Quiz sheet were announced and they are:-
Mrs Carol Tooth from North Creake. Mr Mick Cooper from South Creake. Diane Perkins from Toftwood. Mrs J. Beckett from Taverham. All four got 30/30 and received a £5 Morrisons voucher.
The only children to enter were Nico, Charlotte and Eliza Allen with a very respectable 28/30 and they were awarded a special prize at the Village Picnic. The answer sheets are below:-
Thanks must go to the Holl family for organising the quiz and to all those that entered.
June 3rd 2012
Aug 1st 2011
May 28th 2011
August 1st 2010
South Creake villagers treated themselves to a day of family fun, food and fraternity on 1st August, when they took over the Playing Field for the day.
The intention was that no one need spend cash, with the exception of the modestly-priced boat race and the purchase of food and drink. Yet, due to the generosity of many of the locals, over £450 was raised in donations towards future South Creake community events.
Rain threatened during the afternoon but was kept at bay through the ancient rain-averting ceremony of erecting the "virtual village hall", an 8 metre by 4 metre marquee purchased this year for the village, using generous donations from BAE Systems and from Morrisons.
A team of volunteers planned the whole day, delivered personal invitations throughout the village and set up and ran the various activities. Villagers who weren't concentrating solely on eating and drinking could participate in:
* Face-painting, applied by Amanda Mendham and Kate Thomson
* A convincing-looking desert island with buried treasure, created by Pete and Glyn Haywood
* Teddy Bears' Picnic with prizes for best-dressed bear, bear with most "karacter" and bear most like its owner, laid on by Jane and David Barker
* Egg and Spoon race, run by Lorna Goodall and David
* Welly Wanging, hugely popular with the more adult villagers and managed by Rod and Janet Skerry
* A hilarious team challenge, put together by Caroline and Roger Harrison, Kate Thomson and Sara Freakley
* A seriously professional-looking goalie challenge, with David Thomson in the hot spot - watch out Canaries!
After prize-giving, with the team challenge contenders scrabbling for space on the straw bale podium, the afternoon finished with the very popular boat race, run by Len Ringwood, Rodney Wakeman and Robin Maslin and nearly decimated by the South Creake ducks, asserting their riparian rights. Music during the afternoon was provided by Jill Smith and friends.
Thanks are due to so many villagers that it would be impossible to list them all and invidious to pick out individuals.
Pictures of the day can be found by clicking on the link Big Picnic pictures. RF
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