Zeeky, The prettiest girl

Scawby Gala Weekend 2017

Friday evening was warm and lots of families were seen walking around the village doing the treasure hunt and looking at the 41 Great Britons. There was a lovely atmosphere in the village and for the first time we had 4 scarecrows displayed at The Grove made by the students at Demeter House School.

Scawby Events Team was keeping an eye on the weather forecast and unfortunatey we had to get umbrellas and gazebos out to protect our scarecrows from Saturday morning's rain. Fortunately Saturday morning was our one indoor activity, a coffee morning at the village hall. Scawby folk turned out in droves to enjoy delicious home-made scones with jam and clotted cream. We all enjoyed  being entertained by Wynne Smith's Belly Dancers, they were so colourful and they did two separate dance sessions so everyone could enjoy. A slideshow of Ryan's old Scawby photos played throughout the morning and photos of past Galas were also displayed. 

The winning scarecrow was THE FAB FOUR made by Rebecca Brocklesby who hasn't made one before, the Brocklesby family also won the best decorated wheelbarrow YELLOW SUBMARINE.

Second scarecrow was the QUEEN'S GUARD made by Scawby Sunbeams who always make a wonderful scarecrow to display at the village hall, thanks to Liz, Alison & Becky. The third scarecrow was VERA LYNN AND JOHNNY JOHNSON made by the Greenies who also make a wonderful scarecrow each year. Rosemary & George won the best decorated gate THE GREAT BRITISH SUMMER HOLIDAY. Well done to all our winners but thank you to everyone who took part, your efforts are appreciated and enjoyed by everyone who walks around the village.

Liz Precious answered the most questions on the scarecrow trail quiz sheet 40/41 and the treasure hunt was won jointly by the Greaves family and the Nutbrown family.


The weather improved in the afternoon and the annual Party in the Car Park at the Sutton Arms was in full swing by 2pm. The huge bouncy slide was very popular and so was the outside bar and barbeque. Into the evening music from Jimmi Jimi filled the car park and had people up and dancing.

GALA SUNDAY at Scawby Playing Field was really well attended

as always.It was a windy day and unfortunately the hurricane       was not able to fly past. We had lots of vintage cars and motor bikes. Hawks of Steele put on a display and we had a horse    shoeing demonstration.The bouncy assault course, Meet a Creature and penalty shoot-out were well used and queues soon  formed for ice creams, beer and burgers. All the children enjoyed the giant bubble workshop. The charity tractor run in aid of LIVES arrived at the playing field around 1pm and they paraded around the field before parking up.

During the afternoon there was a display by Wado Ryu Karate Club & a display by Brumby Gym Club. The young baton twirlers, Ruby Twirlstars and cheerleaders, Tsunami All Stars put

on performances. We were also treated to many dance routines by Tara Fox dancers.


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