Putting out the flags ready for a Feast of fun
Entertainment and classic car climb
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