I am delighted to let you know that the Spring Jumble Sale on Saturday raised £1490.
As you know this is a major fund raiser for the Whitsuntide Festival and we are well on track for our White Doves Festival Day, 2nd June, commemorating the centenary of the ending of WW1.
Huge thanks to the Community of Goosnargh & Whittingham. Once again, the superb quality of the donated goods has most definitely put this event on the Dealers’ maps and we thank them for braving the cold on a very difficult day for travelling.
With masses of support to sort the jumble, run the stalls and clear away we were finished in record time, and all left over items are now on their way to local and international aid agencies. Thank you to our army of volunteer helpers who support the Committee so magnificently and particular congratulations to the Good as New team – £400 was raised on that stall alone!
Special thanks to Retiring Queen Niamh and her sister Roisin (Festival Queen 2016) and Festival Queen Elect Romilly plus new Princesses Sadie and Isobel and friend Beth for pitching in to help with such enthusiasm.
If you sent in some jumble, baked a cake, helped with the leaflet drop or contributed your support in any other way – THANK YOU!
We are now signing on Maypole Dancers, first rehearsal 4.45pm Thursday 12th April in the Village Hall PR3 2BH.
If you are thinking of entering the Decorated Float competition help and advice is available and there are photo’s on the website www.whitfestival.com to spark your imagination.
For entry forms for the Decorated Floats and vehicles or the Shops, Houses & Wheelbarrows competition and lots of friendly advice just call in at The Chippy – it’s not too early to start planning!