Putting out the flags ready for a Feast of fun

En­ter­tain­ment and clas­sic car climb

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS - By Tom Herbert tom.herbert@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

A HUGE vil­lage event is just days away and or­gan­is­ers have been putting the fi­nal touches in place.

Flags and ban­ners were strung around the vil­lage by 14 vol­un­teers last Sun­day in prepa­ra­tion for the an­nual Feast Day, which takes place on Satur­day at Gold Hill Com­mon, Chal­font St Peter.

Mike Day, one of the or­gan­is­ers, said the prepa­ra­tions had gone well and that thanks to the amount of help they had, the vil­lage was dec­o­rated in one hour and 20 min­utes.

Mr Day added: “It just makes the whole vil­lage look fab­u­lous.”

Look­ing for­ward to Satur­day’s event, Mr Day said: “Touch wood, pro­vid­ing it doesn’t pour with rain and the weather looks to be rea­son­able, it should be a very good day.”

He added: “If any­body would like to vol­un­teer they can con­tact us through the web­site, or on the Sun­day morn­ing clear­ing the field from eight am un­til 10am.

“The more peo­ple we have the less time it takes.”

On Satur­day the fun starts at 10am. Two are­nas will fea­ture a wide va­ri­ety of en­ter­tain­ment in­clud­ing gym­nas­tics and danc­ing dis­plays, singing, a dog and duck show and a tug of war com­pe­ti­tion.

A clas­sic car dis­play will in­clude ve­hi­cles from the Chiltern Hill Climb event and there will be a fun fair, Punch and Judy and more than 100 stalls in­clud­ing food out­lets and a beer tent.

There are lots of prizes to be one and some great mu­sic from head­lin­ers Stayin’ Alive – the ul­ti­mate Bee Gees Show – and sup­port act Ben McKelvey.

Mr Day said: “Ev­ery year, as one of the or­gan­is­ers, there is a mix­ture of adrenalin and ex­cite­ment. We’ve got a great team of vol­un­teers.”

“It’s a tried and trusted sort of event but the thing that makes it is the public com­ing along.

“We try to put on a great day for them and all we want from them is to come along and en­joy them­selves.”

He added: “All the prof­its go to lo­cal good causes so I’m hop­ing we will be able to build on that, so the most im­por­tant thing is peo­ple en­joy them­selves be­cause that’s what makes the event. If you can raise a whole load of money and peo­ple have a good time that seems to me the ul­ti­mate win win­si­t­u­a­tion.

“And where you see mu­sic qual­ity for free?”

To vol­un­teer your help for Feast Day the clear up the fol­low­ing day go to www.feas tof­st­peter.org. uk

The clas­sic car event fea­tures Two 1926 three litre Bent­leys, three Bu­gat­tis and a 1923 Salm­son among the 18 cars at the Chal­font Heights hill climb at Feast Day.

The event starts at 10.45am at the bot­tom of Wood­hill Av­enue, Chal­font Heights.

Af­ter leav­ing the Heights the cars will drive through the vil­lage cen­tre and join other clas­sic cars at the main event on Gold Hill Com­mon.

Mis­bourne Matins Ro­tar­i­ans will be help­ing mar­shall the his­toric cars through the vil­lage be­fore run­ning the Know Your Blood Pres­sure cam­paign at Feast Day. else

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THE BIG DAY: Vol­un­teers Ki­eth Bowler and Bob Kiddy put up flags in prepa­ra­tion for Feast day on Satur­day

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