| Press Release - 22 April 2010
DIARY DATE AND PHOTOCALL NOTICE FOR SUNDAY 2 MAY 2010
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TO COVER THE PARADE AT 11.30am, OFFICIAL OPENING AND FANCY DRESS
JUDGING AT NOON, PLUS ACTIVITIES THROUGHOUT THE AFTERNOON * * *
MIDSUMMER COMES EARLY TO DUTON HILL
Midsummer comes early to Duton Hill, near Great Dunmow, on Bank Holiday Sunday 2 May when the Three Horseshoes pub hosts the village's annual Mayday Sunday Funday.
This year's magical parade and fete take the theme 'a midsummer night's dream' and will be complemented by an outdoor performance early in the early evening of Shakespeare's famous play.
The Funday starts at 11.30am with a parade of floats through the village followed by the grand opening by Five Parishes vicar the Reverend Ivy Crawford at 12 noon, including judging of fancy dress. Activities continue throughout the afternoon until 5pm with traditional maypole dancing and line and belly dancing performances, magic show and fun dog show for those who want to put pets through their paces. Prizes for the winners of the fancy dress competition - best girl, boy and adult - will be presented at 4.30pm.
Meanwhile, stalls of every kind will offer everything from books to bric-a-brac, face-painting, plate smashing and raffle, plus the ever-popular tombola, cake and plant stalls. A range of refreshments will be served including home-made pizzas and teas.
The proceeds of this year's event will be donated to the Gardens of Easton Lodge Preservation Trust and Stop Stansted Expansion and volunteers from each organisation will be involved with many of the stalls and activities on the day.
Further information is available from Derek Connell, landlord, The Three Horseshoes on 01371 870681.
Carol Barbone, Campaign Director, SSE: M 0777 552 3091 & firstname.lastname@example.org