Harvest Supper - 16 September 2006

The tempting aroma of roasting pig, which wafted around the centre of the village on Saturday afternoon (September 16), was just the inducement needed to bring about 60 people to the village hall in the evening.

Chris Renshaw started cooking the pig on a spit in the car park several hours before the event and had it ready for the gourmets when they started arriving at the hall at 6.30pm. This was the annual harvest supper, organised by the Village Hall Committee, which began at an earlier time to encourage parents to bring their children and made the supper a family eve

Our grateful thanks are owed to Chris, who allowed us to have the hog roast at a discounted price, and also to the ladies of the village who kindly provided the desserts of apple pie and apple crumble.

The tempting aroma of roasting pig, which wafted around the centre of the village on Saturday afternoon (September 16), was just the inducement needed to bring about 60 people to the village hall in the evening.

Chris Renshaw started cooking the pig on a spit in the car park several hours before the event and had it ready for the gourmets when they started arriving at the hall at 6.30pm. This was the annual harvest supper, organised by the Village Hall Committee, which began at an earlier time to encourage parents to bring their children and made the supper a family event.

Our grateful thanks are owed to Chris, who allowed us to have the hog roast at a discounted price, and also to the ladies of the village who kindly provided the desserts of apple pie and apple crumble.

Everyone obviously enjoyed themselves and were happy to take part in a variety of games and competitions. The winner, of the far from easy quiz competition, compiled by treasurer Jane Guy, was won by Professor Martin Collins who was awarded the 'Smarty Pants' title and vouchers. Runner-up was Michael Skinner. The answers are available here.

There was also a harvest hat competition and this was won by nine year old Jessie Harris who sported a very attractive harvest theme creation, her prize a photo session with Qdos of Stansted.

A logo competition to mark the 75th anniversary of the village hall was won by Hannah Broughton, aged nine, and the runner-up was six year old Emily Schwieger whose entry will be used as a watermark on the committee's stationery. Hannah was awarded vouchers worth £25 and Emily vouchers worth £10. Click here to see the winning entries,

Great fun had during Philips apple bobbing contest. Helen at the moment she discovered her raffle prize concealed the "Pink Lady".

The event, together with the proceeds from the quiz, raised over £800 for Village Hall funds which, together with a grant of £1,000 from Uttlesford District Council, will be spent on essential repairs to the hall.

The Village Hall Committee wishes to thank all those who supported the harvest supper and all our sponsors:

Qdos - Photography by Design
Tel 01279 817571 www.qudos.info
Who donated the prize for the Harvest Hat competition.

Harts Bookshop
Tel 01799 508150 www.hartsbooks.co.uk
Who donated some of the vouchers for the Logo copetition.

Dorrrington's Bakery of Saffron Walden Tel 01799 522093
Who donated the baps for the hog roast .

Rob Duke and Popko Westerhuis
Who donated the firewood for the spit roast.

The next event will be the annual quiz on November 11 at which a sizzling sausage supper will be served.

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Helen at the moment she discovered her raffle prize concealed the Pink Lady