On your marks for village’s annual show
COMPETITORS are tending their vegetables, stoking the ovens and getting their creative juices flowing for Sutton’s annual show.
The date for the 49th Sutton Ex-Serviceman’s Annual Flower and Vegetable Show has been set for Sunday, September 6, and villagers are encouraged to show off their talents and enter a class, with the annual scarecrow competition set to be as competitive as ever.
And for the first time, budding artists can also enter a painting competition.
Robert Barnard, show secretary, said:“The Show really is a friendly village event, and is open to everyone so please try and take part. Let’s hope the sun shines, the village turns out and we have a wonderful day.
“We have three new trophies to be won this year – that takes the number of trophies up for grabs to a stunning forty.
“After a simply outstanding show last year, which saw us attract an unbelievable 1,281 exhibits from 213 exhibitors – realistically what can we expect this year?”
He added: “The scarecrow competition will again take place, please spread the word and try to have a go; it would be superb if this could continue to grow.
“This year, like last year, will be an open competition so you can create a ‘crow’ to resemble whatever you want and you’ll find full details later in the schedule.”
The show will again take place, with the permission of Peter and Jenny Barber in a marquee on Spooners Flats, Hollin Lane, Sutton.
The marquee will be open to the public from 2.30pm.
This year’s event is being sponsored by Jobling Gowler Solicitors, in Macclesfield, which is hosting an exhibition with donations from the sales going to the Ex-Servicemen’s event.
They are also sponsoring the new art category ‘All Thing Bright and Beautiful’.
The exhibition ‘Flora’ is open to the public every Monday- Friday between 9:30am and 4:30pm, until September 25.
Entrance is free.
For more details about the Sutton Show contact Robert on 07970 106074, email robertbarnard1@ btinternet.com, or go to suttonshow.co.uk.
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