Cawston held its first – and certainly not the last – Grow, Make and Bake Show on Saturday 16 September.
From an idea generated earlier in the year the event grew and came to fruition following a sustained publicity campaign, including a gruelling letterbox programme drop for miles around the village.
The show was held under the auspices of Cawston Parish Council with the guiding hands of Stephanie and Dick Spencer, Sarah and Andy Hellewell, Trudie and Paul Wilkinson, Jane Buttifant and Andy Welton.
On the day, the tables in Cawston Village Hall could be seen groaning under the weight of carrots, leeks, apples, cake, pies made with fruit from the from the primary school’s orchard, flowers, table decorations and other produce too numerous to mention.
The walls were gorgeously decorated with sunflower images made by the school’s various classes.
The competitions were judged by local experts, and red rosettes awarded for first place and certificates for second and third.
Donated produce was auctioned by an apprentice from the local auction house, and money was also raised from the tombola, where a large number of prizes were carried off by happy Cawstonites.
The standard of entries was high, and the level of commitment and interest from so many villagers ensures that another event will be held next year.
The date will be made known before Christmas; so look out for this so you can organise your garden – and your pantry – in plenty of time.
All prize details will be posted on the parish council noticeboards.