HELP OUT AT LIP- SMACKING SUMMER SHOW
ORGANISERS of a longrunning village show are asking for help to make this year’s the best yet.
The 64th flower show and fete, organised by Dogmersfield, Winchfield and Crookham Village Horticultural Society, takes place at Pilcot Farm, in Dogmersfield, on Saturday July 22, but organisers need a few extra pairs of hands to make it happen.
Society chairman Brian Leversha said: “We need a car parking manager and hope we can get someone to join the committee in this role.
“Instructions will be given.”
Mr Leversha can be contacted on 01252 615 534 or at brianleversha@ sky. com.
Mr Leversha said the horticultural society committee is already working hard on the show.
“Bookings have been made for new attractions,” he said.
“Mill Cottage Farm Experience will be great for the children to handle the animals and pet the larger ones. We also have the Berkeley Owls who will have a stand for the birds and a flying demonstration in the arena.
“All the other popular attractions are returning and we will have the ever- enjoyable evening barn dance with Sharon’s Handbag playing for us.”
Attractions last year included swing boats, Punch and Judy, crafts, games, sideshows and children’s events, races and amusements.
For animal lovers there was a dogs and geese arena event, while for petrolheads there were cars and motorbikes.
The music was courtesy of the Bagshot Concert Band and there were performances by Hook Eagle Morris Men.
Mr Leversha said: “The new attractions – the swing boats, The Special Branch from Church Crookham and the Hook Eagle Morris Men – all went down well and, of course, all of our fun stalls were well used, as they are each year.”
Mr Leversha said the traditional Punch and Judy show, farm animals and birds of prey would keep the children amused.
“If they have any energy left, they can take part in the arena games and tug- of- war,” he added.
The emphasis is on older vehicles in the car and motorbike section.
Owners are encour- aged to bring their cherished car or motorbike – and it’s free.
“The afternoon finishes with prize- giving and a raffle,” said Mr Leversha.
“We then clear the large marquee and set it up for the evening barn dance – a splendid way to end the day.”
Smacker: Jane Russell and Louis from the Dallas Donkey Rescue. Inset: Hook Eagle Morris Men.