This year’s Meadowlark 2018 reached that magical number 50, and it seems fitting that the funds raised for the KCA are all 5s and 0s. £5,500 is a fantastic result from 10 days worth of fun and fund raising. My thanks go to all of the workers, helpers, stall holders and spenders who made this result possible. 50 times this village has come together for fun and enjoyment; 50 times this community has joined forces to celebrate this village; 50 times you have all helped to keep our Community Association going by your support of Meadowlark.
Special thanks to our 50th Anniversary Miss Meadowlark Daisy Edwards, her attendants Brodie Faircloth and Darcy Mansfield and all our Past Miss Meadowlarks (including two early Miss Kedingtons) who came from near and far to be part of this special anniversary Meadowlark Fete.
Date for your diary – next year’s 51st Meadowlark will be Saturday 15 June 2019, with a full week of activities starting on Friday 7 June 2019. If you would like to help us with setting up and taking down, manning a stall, or have any great ideas for a Meadowlark activity, please get in touch with our Meadowlark coordinator Bill Summers.
We are pleased to report that during our week long festivities for Meadowlark we raised approximately £3,500. This compares well with previous years even though prices have increased this year. Every event we have in the Great Meadow and at the Community Centre goes towards the upkeep – as a charity we do not receive council or other direct funding. Therefore, your support is very much appreciated.
The Miss Meadowlark, Walking Pageant and Meadowlark organisers once again devoted a substantial amount of time and effort to make it all happen, and we are extremely grateful for their commitment to the Association in making Meadowlark Week such a successful and fun annual event in our community. We would also like to thank Miss Meadowlark, Eliz Nafi, and her two attendants, Olivia Nichols and Jasmine Driver, for their active support during Meadowlark, and helping to make the week a memorable one. The Fred Phillips MBE Memorial Cup for ‘Best in Pageant’ was won by 1st Kedington Cubs for Cubs in Space. Well done to them.
We would also like to thank all those people who assisted us at one or more of the events during the week, which included Film Night, the Scarecrow Competition and the Fun Duathlon, which were well supported. The funds we raise are essential to keep the Community Centre and the Great Meadow ‘At the Centre of Village Life’.
Looking forward to the 50th anniversary special – Friday 8 June to Saturday 16 June 2018.