Flying the flags for festival
Villagers help decorate the area for this month’s Feast Day
A COMMUNITY is being asked to support a popular annual summer event by helping organisers to decorate the village in time for the festival.
Feast Day organisers and volunteers put up banners on Sunday, June 14 and will be putting up flags on Sunday June 21) across the whole of Chalfont St Peter, according to one of the organisers Mike Day.
Mr Day said: “I think obviously from the Feast Day point of view it makes people aware that it is the big summer event in Chalfont St Peter, and it just reinforces it.”
He said of the flags: “It brightens the place up and makes it look more interesting. Instead of a row of shops it gives a real character to the village.”
“Pretty much every shop in Chalfont St Peter has a flag outside it.”
While most villages will have a few flags and banners around the place, Chalfont St Peter is unique in that the whole village is covered.
He said: “I don’t know of anywhere else where the whole of the village has flags.
“It puts a smile on your face – it makes you feel good as you walk up the village. Long may it continue.”
Feast Day, which takes place on Saturday June 27 on Goldhill Common, Chalfont St Peter, is an annual event which is now in its seventh year.
Running from 10am until 10pm, organisers hope 10,000 people will attend over the course of the day.
This year, local musician Ben McKelvey will be supporting Bee Gees tribute act Stayin’ Alive in front of an estimated 5,000 people.
A classic car hill climb, a Punch and Judy show, stalls and dancing displays are also among the variety of acts on offer.