Ainsdale
Horticultural
Society

Newsletter: April 2016

March went out like a lion and today Spring has arrived!!

APRIL NEWSLETTER March went out like a lion and today Spring has arrived!! I have spent the last week in Hampshire and really they are only two or three days in advance of us garden wise, in fact they had a frost on Sunday. The garden still awaits me I feel I am on a hamster's wheel why can't we stand back and enjoy a perfect garden before we start again!!

From the Schedule you will see we have all been very busy. The Young Exhibitors have been removed and a new Senior School Schedule has been produced which is entirely separate from the main Schedule and covers School Years 7 to 13. This procedure did make life difficult for the Schedule Committee as it involved removing classes and changing the class numbers but it now provides continuity for all the junior exhibitors to proceed into the adult section with a little help. The Senior Schools Section will be allocated space in the Children's Marquee but the tables will be covered in the brown material and the set up managed as for the adults with the Judges from the Main Marquee judging their exhibits and trophies will be presented at 4.30pm with the adults. I do have seed potatoes available so please let your grandchildren/neighbours children know as they need planting now and it will be on a first come basis. My telephone number is on the front of the Schedule.

We have at last managed to make use of a marquee on Sunday 3rd July at 3.00pm which will provide extra revenue for the Society. There will be a Concert on the Green and taking part will be The Amanda Neale Youth Academy, The Richard Hart Singers and the Salvation Army Band. Tickets are £5.00 and you may bring your own picnic .Please give it a whirl we do try so hard to cover all the costs of putting the Summer Show together but costs rise all the time the nearest we have come to ALMOST covering the costs was probably two years ago when we had a deficit of £200. If we could draw even it would be something to celebrate!

The Summer Dance after the Show on the 2nd July will again take place commencing at 8.00pm tickets are £5.00. The entertainers are BLUE INDIGO a male/female hi-tec guitar vocal duo with an exciting full band sound performing hits and covering many different styles from the 60s including the Beatles and Dusty Springfield plus Adele, Bruno Mars and The Killers. Have I sold it to you? PLEASE come. Another way of raising revenue!

THE CHILDREN'S PLANT-A-POT is Saturday 14th May 10.30am at St. John's Church. We will be holding a COFFEE MORNING AND PLANT SALE, independent from the Plant-a-Pot, in the Committee Room so please support us and try our scones and cream and lovely non-fattening cakes!

Clive accepted the mammoth task of taking on our Constitution and he is winning!! All will be revealed at the AGM in November but again this is a huge task involving many hours but will bring us into the 21st century.

The Raffle Tickets will not be included with the Schedules. I hold up my hand I forgot. Never fear I will find some way of getting them to you!

Finally Isabella Henderson has been chosen as Floral Queen and her Attendants are Anna Howell, Layla Stirk, Pippa Rowland and Lydia McCarter with Keela Macguire as Rosebud.

Many thanks for wading through this newsletter.

Tricia