Sunday, 10 June 2012

Village News | 10 June 2012

The Friendship club were the first organisation in the villages to start celebrating the queens diamond jubilee.
Mr Bernie Padfield played tunes on the chapel organ from the past 60 years. A faith tea was enjoyed and the chapel schoolroom was decorated with flags and buntin.
Chair Mrs D.Jubbs presented all members with a special jubilee pen.
Services were held in Church and Chapel on Sunday morning.
The main celebrations started on Monday afternoon when residents from both villages gathered at the playing field for a sports day for young
and old, this was followed by several tug of wars between the two villages with Upton coming out the winners.
Mrs S.Farrow(chair of Kexby parish council) presented medals, which the Kexby parish council had purchased.
A wonderful tea then followed in the village hall, with a packed hall being fed.
During the tea Mrs Jessie Milne(chair of West Lindsey District Council) and Edward Leigh MP for our area visited the celebrations. Mr Peter Rushton (chair of Upton parish council)was about to present jubilee
mugs, bought by Upton parish council when the visitors came. He handed the job over to them.
Dancing to live music and a disco took place in the evening. The day concluded with High Sherriff of Lincolnshire lighting the beacon.
The hall had been decorated by members of the village hall committee who had also organised the event.
Many thanks must go to them and to the residents who turned up on Tuesday to clear up.Please find photo of Beacon being lit
The next event in the villages is the gardens open weekend on June 16th and 17th when 10 gardens will be open and other activities will
be taking place.This starts at 11am this Saturday.

Last week's was for Breast cancer, Peter Rushton was the quizmaster.
The winners were The Whatever Team, £130 was raised. This week's quiz is foe the cricket club.