Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Preparing for this years Craft and Procuce show.

Organisers of Saltburn's fifth annual craft and produce show are putting the emphasis on "keeping it simple" this year.

People wanting to enter items - from cross-stitching to courgettes - won't need to fill in forms in advance on Saturday August 20, as in previous years.

"We'll type details direct on to laptop computers as entrants bring in their exhibits. This should be quicker than processing forms by hand," said Ann Cowie, of the Women's Institute, which is jointly organising the show with Saltburn Allotment Association.

"Entries will be accepted between 8.00-9.30am from anyone interested whether resident in Saltburn or not. All are welcome and we would especially like to see more entries from children. It's a fun event. There's plenty for visitors to see and there's an element of competitiveness about it. We get several hundred entries. We've also got a simple recipe for the cake class - lemon drizzle cake, which is simple and popular to make. We find people prefer something like this than a cake with icing, which can be fattening."

Among WI members preparing entries are Maureen Potter and Nancy Eastwood, who have both knitted items. Maureen is entering a babies' hooded jacket and Nancy a ladies jacket and cross-stitching pictures. In addition Maureen's husband Stewart has made some apple and onion chutney.

Maureen Potter holds up a knitted ladies' jacket as Nancy Eastwood knits - surrounded
 by cross-stitching pictures. They are preparing for Saltburn's annual produce and craft
show to be held on Saturday August 20.
Among new sections this year are ones for recycled garden ornaments for both adults and children. The scarecrow-from-recycled materials section is expected to be popular again.

A special section to help mark Saltburn's 150th anniversary will be of local memorabilia. Entry to the hall, which is open for use despite renovations going on, will be from Cambridge Street from 1.15pm.

Trophies will be presented at 2pm and produce, preserves and home-baking will be sold at 3.15pm. Proceeds will help to fund next year's show. Light refreshements will be available.

Further information can be had from Mrs Cowie 01287-622433 or Sue Featherstone 01287-624169.

Mike Morrisey

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