Midsomer Norton to have a ‘Town Show’

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You can get a copy of the entry form here
 It has been announced this week that Midsomer Norton is organising an Annual Town Show as part of its Fayre Day on the 12th July 2014. It will be housed in a 720 square metre marquee at Gullock Tyning with the aim of the showcasing and celebrating the creativity of residents of Midsomer Norton and its community groups.
Town Show Organising Committee: Jenny Hillman, Patricia Flagg, Lynne Plumley and Rosemary Blatchford.

Town Show Organising Committee: Jenny Hillman, Patricia Flagg, Lynne Plumley and Rosemary Blatchford.

There will be competition areas for everyone with five main sections and 24 classes. Cookery categories will be for the best Victoria sponge, fruit cake, scones and flap jacks as well as marmalade, jam and chutney. Hobbies & Crafts will include needlework, embroidery and quilting as well as knitting, handmade cards, soft toys and other handicrafts. There will be a Flower & Produce as well as Art & Photography section. Finally there will be a whole area devoted to Children’s entries ranging from a dinner plate garden and drawing/painting to a model made from junk and a handwriting category.

“Overall, our aim is to encourage as many people as possible to take part to celebrate the many creative skills of local people. We’ve printed 1500 entry forms so it will be easy to enter one or more of the Show sections. There will be a range of trophies, one for each of the five main Sections, Town Show Trophy for the person winning the most points overall.  In addition, there will be a Children’s Trophy and a Schools Trophy presented to the Midsomer Norton School with the highest number of points”, said Jenny Hillman, Chair of the Community Trust’s Town Show organising committee.

Entry to the Show is free and open to residents of Midsomer Norton and anyone who belongs to a community group in the town. Any adult entering automatically becomes a member of the Midsomer Norton Community Trust.

The Town Show will be part of the overall Midsomer Norton Fayre day which will include a Maypole Festival with 120 local children taking part, Skate Jam, children’s model building and craft workshops, Art Exhibition, Victorian Tea Rooms, Street Organ, brass band, community stalls and much, much more.

You can get a copy of the entry form here