Final preparations are in hand for Grimsargh Field Day 2105 and the committee has been working extremely hard to ensure the event is a huge success this Saturday.
The procession will get underway from Alston Lane School at 12.45pm for floats and vintage cars and from the village hall car park at 1pm for queens, fancy dress etc, parading along
Preston Road to the village green for an afternoon of fun.
In arena one, the crowning of this year’s rose queen Faye Gornall will take place between 1.30pm - 2pm, with presentations to the fancy dress, float and ‘Grimsargh Bake-Off’ entrants followed by the Dog Agility Show from 2pm - 2.30pm, then from 2.30pm - 3.45pm: Scottish Country Dancers and Vibes, 3.45pm - 4.15pm: Children’s and Adults’ Races and 4.15pm: Presentation to football tournament winners. In arena two, the itinerary is: 1.30pm - 2pm: Bands setting up, 2pm - 2.30pm: Bolton Brass Band. 2.30pm - 3pm: The Camdens. 3pm - 3.30pm: Grace Davies. 3.30pm - 4pm: Clitheroe Royal Grammar School Swing Band, 4pm - 4.30pm: The Camdens, 4pm - 4.15pm: Grimsargh Community Choir.
The WI will be running their tea tent throughout the afternoon.
Residents are encouraged to display their scarecrows in gardens and hedgerows, this year’s theme being nursery rhyme or comic book characters and, of course, the committee is hoping for good support for the fancy dress and floats. It is also hoped as many residents as possible take up the challenge and enter The Great Grimsargh Bake-Off, entries for which should be taken to the field by noon ready for judging. Categories are best decorated cake, best tasting cake and best overall cake. There are children’s and adults’ categories for the bake-off.
A spokesperson said: “We really hope Grimsargh residents will rise to the challenge. New attractions this year include the Dog Agility Show and Clitheroe Royal Grammar Swing Band. There will also be all of the usual attractions including Lancashire Hawks and Owls, fun-fair, children’s and adults races, stalls and much, much more! Let’s make it the best ever field day.”