Flower Festival 2010

Flower Festival, St Andrew’s Church, Little Snoring

Flower Festival Altar 07 10

Flower Festival Altar 07 10

The Flower Festival in Little Snoring at the end of July 2010 raised a tremendous £2236.68 for the Fabric Fund of St Andrew’s Church. The church was a blaze of wonderful colour from the numerous floral interpretations of Proverbs. For instance, a splendid cascade of orange and green by the altar depicted ‘He who pays the piper calls the tune’; a gorgeous display of pinks and yellows with seven apples in the north door illustrated ‘An apple a day keeps the doctor away’; and some lovely balls of white, strung out along the porch, showed ‘Pearls of wisdom’; and a hare leaping at the gate was part of the display for ‘The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence’.

The wonderful skill and artistry of the flower arrangers was complemented by display panels from the Primary and Pre-Schools. Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 had made and illustrated posters of proverbs such as ‘Every cloud has a silver lining’ and ‘Don’t judge a book by its cover’. Reception and Years 1 and 2 had taken as their theme ‘A stitch in time saves nine’ and had each ‘embroidered’ a square of material to make a patchwork display. The pre-school children had made cute yellow chicks and a red feathery hen from tissue paper which was mounted with a row of eggs, one of which was broken to illustrate ‘Don’t count your chickens before they are hatched’.

There was a great feeling of community spirit demonstrated by the flower arrangements and the contributions from the primary and pre-schools, but also from the number of people ‘behind the scenes’ baking cakes and making preserves, collecting and selling books and plants, organising the raffle, competition and refreshments, as well as all those who visited the flower festival.

1st prize in the raffle: a Quilt made in Little Snoring

The raffle was drawn on Sunday afternoon by the Rector in the presence of a full church of hopeful winners. The handmade patchwork quilt, first prize in the raffle, was won by Jean Allen from Reading who was holiday in the area. Second prize of £50, went to Mrs Margetson of Fakenham. Many other prizes were distributed locally. The popular competition, clever anagrams on the flower festival theme of Proverbs, had 22 correct entries, so three winners were drawn at random. Prizes were given to Mrs R Norton of Little Snoring, Mrs J Holmes of Norwich and Karen Freezer of Clenchwarton.

The organisers would like to express their appreciation to all those people, businesses and organisations who contributed to the success of this year’s flower festival. Thank you for your support and generosity.