Ash Parish Fun Day 2012 was this year held on Saturday 14th July.
The event once again being organised by the staff of Ash Parish
Council and held at the Ash Centre and the adjacent Recreation Ground
in Ash Hill Road, Ash.
The weather this year was not quite as bad as last
year, with rain showers on occasions during the day. The event was
officially opened by a very patriotic Councillor Nigel Manning.
As usual the days events got under way with the
judging of the flower, vegetable, flower arranging, baking and craft,
including a photographic class, competitions. The number of entries
were up this year compared to last year. For a list of class winners
click here. Class Winners.
The show class winners, together with the second
and third placed entries will receive their winning certificates
during the Ash in Bloom 2012 awards evening in September.
The central arena events started with a fantastic display given by The Briar Dance Academy.
Ash Parish Council would like to thank Anna Holmes and all of her helpers in putting on this truely wonderful display.
This was followed by a display given by the
Mayflower Morris Dancers . The troupe unusal in the fact
that the dancers comprise solely of ladies rather than the traditional
male Morris Dancers. Their display finished off with member of the
public and also staff from Ash Parish Council joining in with the
last dance. The staff have not been the same since!
The Frimley Park Hospital Outside Broadcast
Unit, once again performed a sterling job joining the whole
afternoon together by providing a running commentary and music and
Ash Parish Council would like to thank them accordingly.
There were many different different stalls, stands
and displays representing various charities and local groups and
organisations from in and around the village. These stalls included
the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice, Ash U3A, and the Ash Garden Club to
name but a few.
Following on from the success in 2011 there was again asmall
classic car display for which Ash Parish Council would like to thank
all participants for bringing their cars and there was even a 1930s caravan.
Rounding off the entertainment other attractions
included a burger bar and of course the beer tent supplied by The
Standard of England.
Councillor Nigel Manning officially closed the
event by thanking all participants for taking part and the Parish
Council Staff led by Clerk of the Council, Carole Olive for organising
Finally with the 2012 Fun Day now over the council
staff can take a small break before beginning preperations for Christmas
Fantasia 2012 and Ash Fun Day 2013. Please remember to keep returning
to the Ash Parish Council Web Site for details of all forthcoming
Ash Parish Councils.
All pictures copyright Graham Bidwell