The 125th Morebattle festival week will be celebrated next week.
It all begins with indoor curling in the village hall at 6pm on Friday, August 3 ahead of the following day’s official opening.
This year’s Games Queen Sasha Jackson, will follow in her mum Denise’s footsteps 25 years to the day after she was crowned queen during the centenary games week. Last years Games Queen Tilly Bourne will sash and crown Sasha in the institute grounds at 1pm before she and a piper lead a procession to the school playing field for a family day.
On Sunday, August 5 there’s the derby afternoon and children’s scavenger hunt in the village hall from 2pm.
Monday sees the afternoon tea, including sales tables, raffle and competitions in the village hall from 2pm, followed by family bingo at the Templehall Hotel at 6.30pm.
On Tuesday the Morebattle Camera Club opens it exhibition in the Village Institute 2pm-4pm and 6pm-8pm. There’s also a pool competition in the Templehall at 7.30pm with entry available on the night.
Whist and dominoes are in the Village Hall from 7pm on Wednesday.
On Thursday, August 9 there’s the children’s egg hunt and teddy bear picnic for under-sixes and a treasure hunt for 6-12 years, both in the playing fields from 2.30pm. A pet show follows there at 6.30pm.
On Friday there’s the fancy dress and carnival in the playing fields with judging at 6.30pm, a parade through the village at 7pm and a family disco in the Templehall Hotel from 7.30pm.
The presentation of cups and the announcement of the annual scarecrow competition winners will also be made.
The week comes to a close next Saturday with the Morebattle Games being held at Morebattle Tofts from 1pm.