Book Exchange: is being held in the village room, Hampsthwaite, today July 18 from 2pm.
Hampsthwaite Feast and Show: takes place this weekend. Entries can be made at the memorial hall on Friday, July 19 from 7-8pm when there is a slightly reduced fee or on Saturday morning from 9-10.30am. Please do look at the brochure to see if there is anything you are able to enter in the show. It goes without saying that its success or failure lies in the level of participation. This is a family weekend with something for all ages.The judging of the pet show will take place in the memorial hall lawn at 11am. The feast parade assembles at Brookfield at 12.30pm and will be accompanied by a marching band with the official opening and judging of the fancy dress at the memorial hall at 1.30pm The memorial hall opens at 2pm and there is plenty of entertainment outside including the very popular Juggles the Clown, brass band and fair ground organ. For the more energetic the cross country run begins at 3pm. In the evening the fun moves across to the Joiners Arms where there will be food on offer and live music. On Sunday morning is the feast service and then the focus shifts to the feast field where the sports get underway at 1.30pm. Again there will be a cornucopia of entertainment and hog roast. There is a lot more information on the Hampsthwaite Village website.
Burnt Yates Cricket Club: on Saturday July 20, the 1st team is playing Raskelf at home while the 2nd team is away to Little Ribston 2. Both matches get underway at 2pm.
Burnt Yates School News: to encourage children to read throughout the summer, libraries in North Yorkshire are running their summer reading challenge from July 13 to September 7. Children, who complete the challenge, by reading a minimum of six books, receive a certificate and a medal. The school reading challenge helps children become confident and enthusiastic readers.
The children were looking at the attractions of Yorkshire recently with the older ones designing and writing their own brochures and describing their favourite spots whilst the infants had a go at producing a poster. Having recently spent a very pleasant time in Wensleydale and staying at Aysgarth, we are truly blessed living where we do.
Hampsthwaite Vicarage Garden Party: after last year’s wet weather when the garden party had to be switched to the memorial hall, this year’s event enjoyed a perfect afternoon and those attending were treated to scrumptious teas and Pimms, an art and photography display, cake stall and a range of games for all ages. It proved to be the perfect entertainment for a summer’s day so thanks go to all those whose hard work made it such a success.
Sheep: the eagle eyed amongst you will have a noticed sheep in Hampsthwaite. This is part of the Lost Sheep campaign and a host of farms, businesses, visitor attractions (and in Hampsthwaite) schools are participating by displaying sheep wearing yellow jerseys which is a nod to the Tour de France which will be skirting our patch in just under a year. So if you are travelling through the Dales you can participate in a free competition by spotting three lost sheep and then entering the location online at www.DalesDiscoveries.com. While we were away in Wensleydale we spotted quite a few sheep and wondered what they were doing there!