It is all change for this year’s St Boswells Village Week when the 2013 programme of activities kicks off on Saturday.
Running from Saturday until Sunday, June 9, the week is packed with all the usual activities from coffee mornings, tennis and golf club fun days, fancy dress and the always popular Boswells Got Talent right through to the hotly contested village race on the final day of fun.
This year there are some important changes. Firstly, Boswells Got Talent has been moved from the Thursday evening to Saturday, June 8, and is from 7pm in the village hall.
This popular competition has been moved to allow for ‘no school in the morning’. Charge for this event remains the same at £3/£2 with entries free of charge for performers and all monies raised will go to the St Boswells Pensioners’ Social Club.
The official village hall refurbishment project launch will be held on Thursday, June 6, with a cheese and wine event from 6.45-8.45pm.
Plans will be available to view and there will be a chance to hear how much has been raised so far and how to become involved. Local Atlantic rower, Leven Brown, will also be on hand to entertain with stories of his amazing experiences and challenges.
The Earlston High School Jazz Band will be providing the musical entertainment. Everyone, including children, is very welcome to come along. There is no charge for this event.
And, shock news!
The village ace route has changed. The new route can be viewed in the Post Office window and has been changed to avoid the dangerous Maxton Road section which was of concern last year.
Every year St Boswells Village Week events get bigger, better and enjoy more attendances no matter the weather.
It is a special week in the year – for fun and fancy dress but also to raise much needed money and awareness for the groups involved.
Village Week committee chair, Kate Warner, commented: “We hope everyone in the village – and beyond – will enjoy many of the events during the week.
“There really is something for everyone. With activities costing very little or completely free there can be no reason not to join in.
“This is a chance for organisations to raise money as costs are covered by the village events funding. The bunting is up and we are ready to go!”
St Boswells Village Week Timetable of Events
Saturday, June 1
9.30-11.30am – coffee morning in church hall
10am – cross country run from the bus stop (£4)
2pm-5pm – family tennis fun day and barbecue at Tennis Court (free)
7.30pm – St Boswells Live! In Village hall. £10/£5/£25 per family
Sunday, June 2
9am-1pm – car boot sale on the green
Monday, June 3
10.30-11.45am – Poppy’s Puppets in village hall (suitable for pre-school children £2 incl snack)
12pm – lunch in village hall (£2/£1.50/ £1 if at puppets)
2.30-5pm – golf fun day in golf club & food from 5pm (free; there will be a cost for food)
Tuesday, June 4
6.30pm – evening guided walk with John Wood, two hours moderate to Maxton by rail track and back along riverside, meet at bus stop (not suitable for push/wheelchairs) (free)
Wednesday, June 5
6pm – car treasure hunt starts & finishes at the village hall (followed by supper in hall and results, £5 per car)
Thursday, June 6
2.30-4pm – afternoon tea for all in church hall (£2/£1/under 5s free)
6.15pm – Beat the Retreat on the green (free) with pipe band, dancing/music from primary school children
7pm-9pm – cheese & wine refurbishment launch in village hall (free) guest speaker Leven Brown, Atlantic rower – everyone welcome including children
Friday, June 7
Noon-1.30pm – lunch club in church hall
6.30pm – fancy dress parade on the green (theme is ‘something beginning with b’) (free)
7.15pm – fancy dress results in village hall (free)
7.30pm – family disco & karaoke in village hall (donations please, no unaccompanied children please)
Saturday, June 8
10am – pet show & cream teas on the green
10.30am – climb on board a fire engine
2.30pm – family football at the rugby club (mixed teams, fun activities on side)
7pm – Boswells Got Talent in village hall (come and watch £3/£2; register to perform (free) before event
Sunday, June 9
10.30am – church service on the croft
11.30am – coffee after church in church hall
2pm – traditional potted sports on the croft (free) (egg & spoon, sack race, etc plus all the favourites like welly throwing)
4pm – the village race (with St Boswells Silver Band, medal presentation and raffle)
6pm – BBQ & game of rounders at cricket club (bar open afternoon-evening, come and have your tea at BBQ).