The Scarecrow Festival is over, and our streets all feel very empty without our friends faces peering at us as we drive along. I think many of us had a tear in our eye on the beach on Saturday evening as the bonfire was lit and we said goodbye to our scarecrows.
It goes without saying that the festival would not have been such a success without so many of you, our village businesses and community joining in to help. Whether you held an event, attended an event, made or adopted a scarecrow or just snapped away with your cameras, you were all part of a great “first” in the villages of Pevensey, Pevensey Bay, Westham and Stone Cross. Thank you to everyone for taking part and making it such a happy fortnight.
Our sponsors : Thank you to Martello Beach Park and Mason Bryant who were our main sponsors. Thank you to Sharnfold Farm who donated the lovely wooden trophies for the garden competition, and to Hilliers for providing vouchers for prizes.
Thank you to Jo of OnTheTide for making and donating our special Scarecrow Trophy, and to Jo of Vines Flowers for providing the prize money to go with it. Thank you to Stone Cross Windmill who sponsored prizes for the categories.
Thank you to those businesses who arranged events for everyone to enjoy. The Moorings/Star Inn for the breakfast walk, The Bay Hotel for a western day and table top sale, Pevensey Bay Baptist Church for a huge contribution over the fortnight, The Haven Players and Diana Freedman School of Dance for putting on our Variety Show, The Ocean View for our quiz, The Castle Pub for hosting our tombola, Derek, the bell ringers of Westham, and Patricia Roud for the walks, Lloyd for his wartime talk, Simply Seafood, The Heron, and Stone Cross Windmill, The Ocean View. Thank you to Anglers Den for their scarecrow fishing competition, and to Sharnfold for a whole week of scarecrow trails and fancy dress, and The Voices Choir for opening our last night celebration. A huge thank you to Glyn and his team of “bonfire boys”, and to The Aqua Bar for hosting our last night.
Thank you to St Wilfrids Hall, Westham Village Hall, Stone Cross Memorial Hall, The Ethel Wood Hall, The Red Lion and Martello Beach. They all let us have their venue’s for free.
Of course our own team worked very hard to make it all possible. So thank you to Barbara, Carolyn, Denise, Shirley, Melitta, Bob and Lotte, Patricia, Paul, Martin, Alexandra, John, Glyn……..ooo I do hope I haven’t forgotten to mention anyone – so hard with so many people lending a hand from meeting and arranging things to washing up or lugging chairs about !
You all deserve your very own trophy !