SENIOR CITIZENS' LUNCH - 18th FEBRUARY
Our first event of the year was the Senior Citizens Lunch which was held in Tewin Memorial Hall on 18th February 2015. We were delighted to welcome 88 people on the day. Our senior guests sat down to enjoy a lunch of either roast beef or salmon fishcakes, followed by bakewell tart or fresh fruit salad.
After lunch everyone took part in a quiz which got the brain cells working. We also delivered 10 meals to the homes of people who weren’t able to attend.
We have had some very kind comments from people telling us what a great afternoon they had and we were pleased it was such a success; it makes the hard work worthwhile.
We want to thank everyone who helped to serve the lunch; we couldn’t have managed without you.
MAYPOLE DANCING ON LOWER GREEN
The Maypole Dancing was held on 1st May on Lower Green. Approximately 40 of the children from Tewin Cowper School performed 6 different dances around the Maypole. The rest of the school also came to watch the dancing, clapping their hands to the music as their friends danced in and out with their ribbons to weave beautiful patterns around the Maypole. Well done to all of them and their teachers!
It was great to see the younger children from Tewin Under 5's Nursery, Tewin Tots and the many residents who came to watch the children.
ANNUAL COACH TRIP - 9TH JUNE
The destination for our summer day trip was CambrIdge. The weather was a little cold but it didn't deter us from making the most of the day. When we arrived we all went our separate ways, some heading straight for cake and coffee while others made their way to the Botanical Gardens, the Museum or the river, there was so much to see and do, it was a great day out.
SENIOR CITIZENS VINTAGE AFTERNOON TEA PARTY - 9th JULY
We had a wonderful afternoon in the Memorial Hall! We entertained 70 guests and they were treated to home-made sandwiches, scones and cakes! The Hall was dressed with bunting and we used vintage china to set a very colourful scene! The choir and members of the school orchestra from Tewin Cowper School came to entertain us and we also had a magician who baffled us with his tricks! Our thanks go to everyone who helped to make the afternoon such a huge success. We have already been asked if we will repeat it next year!
TEWIN CLASSIC CAR & CRAFT SHOW - 23rd AUGUST
This is the biggest event that we organise each year and raises money which we donate to groups and organisations in Tewin. As usual the show was held on Upper Green and was more popular than ever! We had just over 300 Classic cars that had pre-booked their space on the Green and we also had 40 Craft Stalls too!
Although the show doesn't officially open till 12 Noon, people came to visit long before then! I think everyone had checked the weather forecast which predicted heavy rain by 1pm and it was very accurate! The rain started, steadily got heavier, lasted for a couple of hours and unfortunately many of the Classic cars decided to leave as did lots of visitors cars too.
Those who braved the elements and stayed were rewarded when the rain stopped and the sun came out for the last couple of hours of the show! It also gave all our volunteers a chance to dry off!
Although the rain spoiled the day slightly, it could have been much worse! Also because lots of people came very early in the morning, we sold lots of food! Hopefully our profit won't be too badly hit and we will have funds to distribute to Tewin goups and organisations during the next few months.
SCARECROWS WEEKEND 12th/13th September
Yes the scarecrows came back to Tewin! We had 45 families who entered the competition, a wonderful response!
The entries were judged by villagers walking the scarecrow trail and the winner of the first prize and a voucher for £25 was "The Real McCoy". The 2nd and 3rd best scarecrows also won prizes.
The base for this year's event changed to Upper Green and between 12Noon and 4pm we had lots of activities available for children. These were very popular and included face painting, craft tables and a Hook-a-Duck Stall! It really was a great weekend, so many visitors came to the village to enjoy looking at the scarecrows.
Thank you so much to all the families who entered.
CAROLS AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE
The Carols around the Christmas Tree took place on Lower Green on Thursday 17th December 2015. We had a great evening, the weather was dry which brought lots of people out of their homes to see Father Christmas. We started at 6.00pm and Father and Mother Christmas came about 6.15pm, much to the delight of all the young children.
We had our regular brass band to lead our carol singing, they were great! The children enjoyed mince pies and hot chocolate and the grown ups enjoyed a glass of mulled wine too!
We held a raffle and we were pleased that as usual, members of St Peter's Church came to sell the tickets, the proceeds were donated to the charity, Shelter.