Coates Village Show is back

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After a year’s break, the annual Coates Village Show is back on July 13.

There is a brand new category for children to enter, as well as the usual favourites, promising something for everyone of any age. And in the afternoon there will be a range of stalls and attractions, as well as Dave the Clown to entertain the kids.

The new children’s category “Construction Kit Model” is open to children of all ages and will allow them to enter a model created using Lego, K’Nex, Meccano or similar type construction kit.

Additionally, the children’s art categories have been split into smaller age ranges to encourage some of the younger children to enter. A trophy, certificates and small prizes will be awarded in the children’s section.

Similar to previous years there will also be categories for Vegetables, Fruit and Salad, Flowers and Plants, Cookery, Photography, Handicraft, Children’s Section and Farming.

Entry to the show is open to everyone living in the Team Parish area - Whttlesey, Pondersbridge, Eastrea, Coates, Turves and surrounding farms and smallholdings, as well as any students that go to the schools in this area, no matter where they live.

Schedules and entry forms are now available in local shops and pubs at a price of 50p, or can be downloaded from www.coatesweb.net for free. Closing date for entries is noon on Thursday, July 11.

In the afternoon, starting at 1pm, there will be a host of activities in the grounds of Holy Trinity including Dave the Clown, Sweet Tombola, raffles and a range of stalls offering chances to win and buy. And of course, your chance to see the produce and crafts that have been entered into the show.

• The 2013 Coates Village Show will be on July 13, at Holy Trinity, Coates. The show programme, including schedule and entry form is now available in local shops and pubs (priced 50p), or can be downloaded for free from www.coatesweb.net