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SHOW SUNFLOWER SEEDS – READY TO PLANT

Any children (over 5’s) plus teens wanting to plant dwarf sunflowers to enter into the Village Show – I’ve popped the seeds (variety ‘Baby Face’) in the Hall noticeboard. Please help yourself. They need to be planted April/early May. I’ll put cress seeds (for Under 5’s – cress heads) there as well, but they don’t need planted until much nearer the Show.

PLANT SALE – a reminder that this will take place Saturday 18th May, 2pm outside the Hall.

Thanks, Jo

SEED EXCHANGE AND PLANT SALE

Seed Exchange – Saturday 6th April, 3-4pm

Plant Sale – Saturday 18th May, 2pm

If you have spare seeds (in date!), or even seedlings, come and swap them over a cuppa in the hall. I’ll also have the seeds for the Kids categories in the Show.

Further ahead, we’ll be having another Plant Sale with proceeds once again going to the hall.

Jo & Malcolm GHS (committee)

Lost Property and Tea Towels

POST-SHOW LOST PROPERTY – There were a few things left over after the Show – see photo. We’ll hang on to them for a couple of weeks and then they will be transferred down to Cancer Research shop in Haddington.

TEA TOWEL ANMESTY – the village hall kitchen is like the Bermuda Triangle when it comes to tea towels. Please please if you have any that you have taken home for washing, do return to the hall (or Elaine at Whitelaws or Jo at 1 Tanderlane Cotts). Thanks!

SHOW SUCCESS – THANKYOU

Thanks everyone for a lovely afternoon yesterday and to all of you for participating in the Show.

The usual controversies and debates were had (don’t mention buttercream) – all carefully negotiated by the judges in the spirit of friendly competition. Some shifts and changes in hotly contested categories (tablet! beetroot!). Garvald dogs were joined by a sheep, tortoise and cat in the pet show. I was also very happy to win back for a second year some tinned peas I had put into the tombola.

It wouldn’t happen without the judges, stewards, tea helpers, washer-uppers, tombola masters, chair and table shifters, cakes and prize donators. I totted up and realised there are about 30 people directly involved in putting this event on! We especially appreciated the help with clear up.

Here are a few pictures and I’ll put more on the Show page of the website soon, along with results list. Also watch out for our photos in the Courier.

Jo, Malcolm and GHS Show Committee.

VILLAGE SHOW – Cups and donations

We’re looking forward to the Village Show next Saturday.

To enter – bring your entries to the hall either Friday 7-9pm or Saturday 8-10am (sharp!) £2 to enter, free for under 18s. The Show opens at 2pm with teas and tombola. Please bring change!

The Schedule can be viewed online on the village website.

As ever, we are very grateful for donations of cake for the teas and items for the tombola. Please bring along to the hall on the morning of the Show.

Cupholders – please bring your cup to the hall on the morning of the show or pass to Malcolm (Whitelaws) or Jo (1 Tanderlane Cotts) this week.

Set up – we’ll be setting up the hall on Thursday 6pm and are grateful for any help with moving tables.

We look forward to seeing you there! Malcolm, Jo and GHS committee

70th VILLAGE SHOW – SATURDAY 26TH AUGUST 2-4PM

The village show is just three weeks away. A chance to display your best home-grown vegetables & flowers, flower arrangements, photography, handicrafts, baking & preserves – and possibly win a cup! Cups of tea/coffee and cakes guaranteed.

To enter – bring your entries to the hall either Friday 7-9pm or Saturday 8-10am (sharp!) £2 to enter, free for under 18s.

The Schedule can be viewed online on the village website.

Under 5s cress heads: cress seeds available in the hall noticeboard very shortly for planting!

As ever, we are very grateful for donations of cake for the teas and items for the tombola. Please bring along to the hall on the morning of the Show.

We look forward to seeing you there! Malcolm, Jo and GHS committee

Plant sale success

Delighted to announce that we raised £230 at the plant sale yesterday – proceeds will go to the village hall. Thanks so much for all the donations of plants and for everyone who came along.

There are a few plants left over, we’ll leave them outside the hall door for a few days so please feel free to help yourself. If you’d like to make a donation you can drop off at Whitelaws.

A reminder of the date for the village show which will take place on Saturday 26th August. Watch out for schedules coming through your door.

Jo, Malcolm and GHS committee

 

70TH VILLAGE SHOW, TATTIES AND PLANT SALE

SHOW – SATURDAY 26TH AUGUST

The Show schedule is now up on the website at:

Garvald Horticultural Society | Garvald.org.uk

Hard copies will be delivered through doors in June.

This year is Garvald’s 70th Show and in the spirit of the recent memories evening we are keen to gather memories of the Show to create a display. If you have any anecdotes, photos etc. please share with a member of the committee (listed in the schedule) or message Jo through the Garvald Growers Makers and Bakers facebook group.

TATTIES FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS: If you’d like to grow tatties to enter these are available from Jo (please let me know, 830 685). These will need planted asap – instructions provided. Note – for under 5’s its cress heads – I have seeds – please let me know if you’d like some.

PLANT SALE – SATURDAY 10TH JUNE 3.30-5PM

We’ll be holding a plant sale in the hall with proceeds going to the hall. Grateful for donations on the day – time to get dividing and propagating!

Thanks, Malcolm & Jo

 

VILLAGE SHOW AGM This Tuesday 7.30pm – all welcome

Remember the summer and the Show? If you’d like to assist with organising this lovely village event, either in advance, or helping out on the day, please come along to the AGM this TUESDAY 22nd, 7.30pm in the hall.

There are various tasks including admin, communications, hall set up, stewarding, help with the teas. Many hands make light work – and we only have two meetings a year!

For those waiting on engraved cups – they will be with you soon!

If you have any ideas for Show categories please suggest via the comments box below.

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GARVALD VILLAGE SHOW SATURDAY 27th

One week to go until Garvald Village Show – if you haven’t yet decided what to enter have a look at the schedule! Copies were posted through doors locally but you can also find it online here

To enter – staging will take place in the village hall Friday evening 19.00 – 21.00 and Saturday morning 08.00 – 10.00 (sharp!). £2 to enter. Please remember to allow time to complete staging cards – help we be on hand for anyone new to this! Garvald is an ‘open’ show meaning that anyone can enter – the key thing is to have fun and join in so we are looking forward to seeing lots of entries!

Show opens – 14.00 in the hall. Teas from 14.15, pet show 15.00 in the orchard. Presentation of trophies 15.45 in the hall.

Set up – we will be setting up the hall on Thursday evening from 19.30 – we’d be grateful for any help with moving tables.

Donations for teas and tombola – we’d also be grateful for donations of home baking for the teas and also tombola prizes. Please bring to the kitchen on the morning of the Show.

Thanks and fingers crossed for a sunny day. Jo (GHS committee)