Scarecrows, Car Boot and a Maypole

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It’s the busiest weekend of the year for Slingsby with a triple bill of events including the scarecrow trail, a car boot sale and the May Day celebrations taking place.

The Scarecrow trail launches today and continues over the bank holiday weekend, with the other events taking place on Monday 5th.

Commencing at 12 noon on Saturday, 3rd May Scarecrows will be on display around the village raising funds for the Friends of Slingsby School. Chairperson Rebecca Palmer-Bunting says “The designs are becoming more creative year after year. Families put such a lot of hard work into their scarecrows and having had a sneaky peak at a couple of them it is safe to say this year’s will not disappoint”  In recent years over 25 scarecrows have been entered into the annual competition.

Trails are available for £1 from Robin Hood Caravan Park, Tony’s Village Shop and Slingsby School Reading Rooms from 12noon on Saturday 3th May until 4pm on Monday, 5th May. Refreshments will be available 12noon – 4pm in the Reading Rooms on Saturday and Sunday.

This year, there will also be a prize draw for all those that vote for the winner of the scarecrow competition so you could win a £10 voucher just for voting for your favourite scarecrow.

Slingsby’s May Day Celebrations for 2014 will be taking place on Monday, May 5th. 2014 on the Green in Slingsby. 

  • 12.00 noon White Star Band playing
  • 12.45 pm. Acorn Morris Dancers from York.
  • 1.15 pm  Slingsby school children dancing round the Maypole.
  • 1.40 pm  Garland Dancers from Scarborough.
  • 2.00 pm White Star Band.
  • 2.15 pm  Acorn Morris Dancers.
  • 2.35 pm Maypole Dancing with the school children from Slingsby.
  • 3.00 pm Garland Dancers.
  • 3.20 pm Raffle Drawn.
  • 3.20 – 4.-00 pm White Star Band.
There are also various craft stalls, a cake stall, plants, games and refreshments available on the Green.
Donations to cover the cost of holding this event are very welcome – collecting buckets will be doing the rounds.

Last, but not least, there is the first car boot sale of 2014 will be taking place this bank holiday Monday (May 5th) on Slingsby’s sports field, from 7 am to 2 pm (weather and ground conditions permitting, of course).


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