Scawby Gala Weekend 2015
Scawby's third Gala Weekend was a very successful occasion and lots of people were seen around the village from Wednesday 3rd June when the 33 Scarecrows made their debut. The Treasure Hunters were busy on Friday and Saturday solving the clues. The Friday night dance and hog roast was a sell-out and a very enjoyable evening for the lucky 90 people who were quick enough to buy a ticket. The food was delicious and Ian Baxter, MASH entertainments, instantly gained an excellent rapport with the audience. He was joined on stage by Scawby's own fabulous singer Rachel Day and they soon had us dancing and often singing along too.
The Saturday afternoon tea also sold out and it was a wonderful afternoon with entertainment from Jopsox and Scunthorpe Musical Theatre, everyone enjoyed sandwiches, homemade cakes and scones with jam and clotted cream. Some of us, in a party mood, also enjoyed a glass of Prosecco.
On Sunday morning around 50 people of all ages took part in the Fun Run. When the Gala started there was something for everyone from classic vehicles to circus skills. Adults and children alike were all excited when the Air Ambulance landed at 3.30pm and the Dakota flypast, just as the Gala was coming to a close, was a fitting finale to an afternoon where friends and neighbours had joined together and enjoyed a few hours of community spirit within the village.
The Scarecrow competition, which was judged by Anne Bush, was won by Team Johnsons for “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”, 2nd was Marilyn with “The Twits” and 3rd prize went to The Green family with "Paddington Bear". The winner of the Scarecrow Trail Quiz was Madeleine Heeney and the Treasure Hunt was won by the Green family.
The Fun Run winners were: adult male; Martin Hickey, adult female; Hannah Hobson. Junior male; Reece Darley, junior female; Becky Chivers
The Dog Show was very popular; the handsomest dog was Oscar and the prettiest girl dog was Heidi. Flossie was judged the best puppy and the golden oldie was Yoda.
Scawby Events Team want to thank everyone who helped with the weekend, we had a fantastic amount of delicious homemade cakes donated and lots of people gave their time to help, all of this is very much appreciated. Thanks to everyone who made a Scarecrow as these are so popular with everyone, they get people walking around the village and they put a smile on faces of all ages.
Lastly we would like to thank everyone who just came along and enjoyed themselves we could not do it without you.