Weston and Lois Weedon May Day Fair

This year's May Day Fair took place on Monday the 6th May
(Watch this space for details of next year's event - The government has changed the date !!!)

The show was opened officially at 12 noon with the crowning of the May Queen by our guests of honour, former Northampton Saints rugby player, Soane Tonga'Uiha and his wife Lucy

This year's May Queen was Isla McCombe and her attendants were Roseanna Hale and Pip Skyrme. The crowning ceremony was followed by the traditional Maypole Dancing by the children of St Loys CEVA Academy, Lois Weedon, three of whom also designed the covers of the May Day Programme.

Then all the fun of the fair followed: dancing by Brackley Morris Men music from Brackley District Band, Children's Entertainer - Silly Soapy,and the amazing Hawkeye Falconry display

The Great Weston 5 Mile Run has returned! Results will be published in the Newsletter. We also had a Fun Run for Pre-school & Reception, Years 1-2; 3-4, 4-5.

The event is one of the few Village activities that brings significant outside involvement of non-residents into the community and without this extraordinary effort and the funds it raises, the various organisations and activities within the village would need to find funding from elsewhere or might not even exist. Members of the various Village organisations participate in one way or another before and on the actual day, helping make the event a success.

After each May Day, once all the money has been counted and the bills paid, the May Day Organising Committee meets to consider the distribution of funds. It has become customary for the various Village groups in need of funding to write to the Committee to request a suitable donation. Each group that has benefited in the past from a May Day donation in the past will receive a letter inviting them to apply for any funding they require, stating the amount required and the purpose for which the money is to be used. The following is a list of some of the organisations and local causes that have benefitted from May Day funding over the years.

Bell Ringers, Car Scheme, Diamond Jubilee Celebrations, Drama Club, Film Club, Fireworks Displays, Football Club, Lois Weedon Church, Churchyard strimmer, Playgroup/Pre-School, Plumpton Church, Village barbecue, Village marquee, Millennium Playing Field, Parish Council Replanting of Daffodils, Senior Citizen's Christmas Lunch, St Loys School, Village Hall, Village Newsletter, Weston Community Project/Baptists Chapel, Youth Club

New groups or any which feel they have been overlooked are encouraged to make themselves known to the Committee by writing to Paul Smith, Chairman, May Day Organising Committee (01327 860626)