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Association News - September 2017

27 August 2017

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Show Schedules are now available for the Capel St Mary Allotment Association's Annual Show which will take place on the weekend of 2nd & 3rd September in the Village Hall. Entries from non-members are welcome to what is one of the Region's best-supported Flower & Produce Shows. Once again, the Show will feature over 120 classes including produce, fruit, handicraft, cookery, photography, mammoth, novelty and children's classes. All sections are open for anyone to enter except the Capel Residents classes that are only open to those who grow flowers and produce in Capel. There is a Fruit section with separate classes for Apples and Pears, Blackberries, Raspberries and Plums. The Flower Arrangement classes will test creative skills and visitors to the Show always enjoy looking at many colourful exhibits. The Photography section is very popular and there are 4 classes, so early planning is advisable. The Cookery classes include some old favourites and jars of jam and preserves. Why not get the children started on the many different options .This year's Capel Allotments Association Annual Show is the 40th to be held, making it one of the longest established Shows from around the Region. Admission is free to members of the public on both days from 11am. Show Schedules are available from the "Hut" at the Association's Allotment Site in Pound Lane, Capel, or from the Show Secretary.

MEMBERSHIP - You can join now @ £5 per annum and take advantage of our money saving seed schemes.

“THE HUT” - "THE HUT" is open 10-12 noon Saturdays throughout September to the end of October excluding SHOW  WEEKEND (when a selected range of products and extra special offers will be on display and available for purchase on Saturday during Show opening times in  the Village Hall).

SAVE ££££££££’s - AUTUMN SEED SCHEME - NSALG Seed and our own potato seed order forms will be with you soon. If you regularly buy vegetable and flower seeds from us you will know that these schemes can bring you huge savings on normal retail prices. Seed orders can now be placed on line.  POTATO & FRUIT orders must be in by the 15TH OCT. SEEDS by the 5TH NOV. For more details please contact Phil .

ROTOVATOR AND CULTIVATOR HIRE - Available for hire for on site use at £10 for the 1st two hours. To hire this equipment please give Dennis as much notice as possible.For any matters relating to the site please contact Dennis.

PLOTS AVAILABLE - Half plots are available at £16 per annum. So if you live in or around Capel & fancy a go at ‘Growing Your Own’ please contact Dennis at site.manager@capelallotments.co.uk.

BBQ 2017 - Thanks to all our guests for supporting our 2017 BBQ (40th Anniversary) & taking part in the competitions & entertainments including the Beer Bottle Treasure Hunt, the 40 year Quiz & Games including the ‘BIGGEST’ Bagatelle in the World’ & ‘Racing Pigs’ organised by our ‘Pig Master’  Dennis. A huge thank you to all our Chefs, & everyone who poured so much time & effort into creating another memorable event. And thanks to everyone who joined in ‘The Best Dressed Table’. From 70’s style party with appropriate 70’s dress code, candelabras, everything ‘Ruby’. Red table cloths, candles, flowers, food wrappers & red wine, flashing lights and the winners, an Allotment on a table, with scarecrow, seed display, 1977 edition of a gardening book, 70’s crockery and an array of vegetable animals. Congratulations to Margaret’s team and everyone who joined in. All brilliant.