Guilden Morden Show goes green!
GUILDEN Morden went recycling crazy at the weekend during the annual village show. Organisers adopted a go green theme for this years show, and this was embraced by many of the participants and visitors. Jessica Heavey, from the show organising committe
GUILDEN Morden went recycling crazy at the weekend during the annual village show.
Organisers adopted a "go green" theme for this years show, and this was embraced by many of the participants and visitors.
Jessica Heavey, from the show organising committee, said: "Everyone really got into the recycling theme, especially the children, many of whom made a fantastic effort with their fancy dress costumes.
"The weather was as good as we could have hoped for, and it brought lots of people out. The show was a great success."
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The show kicked off with the children's parade, which was led by the Electralites majorettes.
The children who took part had been encouraged to make fancy dress costumes centred on recycling, and entries included a milk bottle, recycling man, and recycling bin.
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"We couldn't choose a winner, there were so many fantastic costumes this year," said Jessica.
"So we decided to give them all a medal and some sweets in recognition of their hard work."
Other attractions at the show included Double Take, a barbers shop quartet, a tug of war, and competitions and fun races.
The relay race saw runners using recycled plastic bottles as the batons.
About £3,000 was raised on the day, and the money will be put towards refurbishing Guilden Morden village hall.
Jessica said: "It will cover the costs of the recent refurbishments to the toilets and shower block.
"Thoughts are already turning to next year, and ways we can improve on this year's success," she said.