The perfect way to spend a sunny Sunday in the Park
The Festival kicked off with a toast of cool water as Councillor Danny Thorpe and our own Pearly Queen, Gwen Jones, officially opened the new drinking fountain dubbed ‘The Watering Hole’. The plumbing firm, 1st About Plumbing, sent a rep and our Park Ranger, John Tomlinson, represented Parks and Open Spaces who will maintain the fountain.
Continue reading Smiles all ’round at Summer Festival Frolics 2017!
The Summer Festival Frolics came together with the weather and so many friends and neighbours for a Grand Day Out! And our fountain was officially opened by Councillor Danny Thorpe and Pearly Queen Gwen Jones.
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE who contributed time, ideas, stalls, muscle, dogs, sweat, donations, photos and most of all your good will. The Management Committee was happy to see a growing participation in this annual event and look forward to more next year.
There will be a comprehensive report and thank you – with photos – soon but for now here are the unclaimed raffle prize numbers, please contact werfsp@gmail. com to claim a prize.
A memory stick/mp3 was found in the car park field on Sunday; if you lost one please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org
RAFFLE PRIZE NUMBERS
BLUE 316 -318 – 335 – 341 – 342 -354 – 359 – 364 – 367
PINK 522 – 580 – 587 – 614
YELLOW 359 – 376 – 389
The new drinking fountain, The Watering Hole, will be opened with style at 12.30 to kick off our Summer Festival Frolics!
Last minute requests for help if you can to…
SET UP on the day, from 11 am.
BAKING savoury veggie snacks like pakoras etc.
SOFT TOYS for the tombola
Please contact the Management Committee on email@example.com. Thanks to all those members who have volunteered already.
We are showcasing Jazz Nights, Pytchwood, The Gillies, StepZ Dance troupe, D Ng Tai Chi and Bexley Ukelele Band for your musical delight. The Meerkat Menagerie will be cavorting around when least expected, amongst a vast array of stalls and cakes, crafts and telescopes. And of course the Dog Show will be in full voice in the big field. Something for everyone!
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Below you’ll see the events planned, so far, and we hope they whet your appetite to get outdoors in the Park!
Continue reading 2017 EVENTS
Thank you all for turning out for the weekend of fun, despite the drizzles. With your help we raised over £500 which will go towards our drinking fountain fund.
It was great to have the Bella Voce Social Club, Jazz NIghts and the Greenwich Morris dancers at our Saturday event, a huge thank you to them for allowing the show to go on during the rain!
Continue reading Happy Festival Days!
It’s time to get snapping for the FSP Photographic Competition, if you haven’t already. Get out in the Park and capture your images of the views, the trees, the creatures, the park users. We need them all for judging at the Summer Festival on 11 June and the winning results will feature in the FSP Calendar 2017. The overall winner gets the cover position. All proceeds from calendar sales go towards our Drinking Water Fountain Fund.
Send your photo files – jpegs please, with minimum resolution of 2 megapixels – to firstname.lastname@example.org with the words ‘photo comp’ as the subject. We will confirm receipt of photos and give information regarding display prints to be used for the Festival exhibition.
Download a full copy of the newsletter here: Spring 2016 newsletter (Microsoft Word .doc).
Continue reading Spring 2016 Newsletter
Our annual summer festival in June 2015 helped us raise over £500 which will go towards the drinking water fountain (we are over half way towards raising the funds).
We would like to thank all the people who made our Summer Festival successful, the people providing our events, the stall holders, and all the Friends who supported us.
Continue reading Friends of Shrewsbury Park Summer Festival 2015