On behalf of the of the fete committee, a big thank you to everyone, both adults and children, who took part in the first ever Scarecrow Competition that we have held in Duns Tew. They gave much enjoyment to everyone who saw them and has been a talking point of village life especially after one was stolen!! We even made it into the Banbury Guardian.
I personally was impressed by how creative and inventive everyone was and in my eyes you were all winners.
A big thank you to Michael the Manager at the White Horse Inn for really getting behind the Fete and helping out in so many ways and particularly being brave enough to be the judge for this year’s competition. The winners were as follows:
- Adult Competition: H.R.H The Queen by Ann Osborne and grandsons
- Children’ s Competition: Foxy Locky by The Brookes Family Children
I am planning to use photographs of the scarecrows to create a Duns Tew Calendar for 2016. This will be available to buy for the first time on the night of the Progressive Supper in the Village Hall on Saturday 19th September 2015 and then throughout the rest of the year via the website.
Scarecrow Competition 2016
Plans for next year are already in progress so get your thinking caps on!!
The theme for 2016 with be The Circus and this will be incorporated into the fete and hopefully some other events in the build up to the big day. We hope to start the whole process off earlier and have a Scarecrow trail mapped out for everyone and also for visitors to the village. Look out for further details which will be announced in the coming months.
For further information about the scarecrow competition or how to get involved in helping out or being part of the planning committee responsible for all the work that goes on behind the scenes to make the fete such a successful event year after year, then please contact me . We work hard but we also have some fun at the same time.
If you have any further suggestions or would like to feedback about the fete in general then please do. This will help us in planning to make 2016 an even bigger hit. My contact details are below
Little Steine, Hill Farm Lane