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Christina Burgess
Chair & General enquiries

Lynton Weeks
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Sheila Gregory
Craft Stalls

Kerry Comb
Field Stalls

Rosie Gill
Plants

Hilary Macaulay
Visiting Rose Queens

Holly Jobbins
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Festival News



WE NEED YOU!



Volunteers:
One of the reasons why Rose Day is so successful is because the committee arranges a varied number of stalls and moneymaking activities to take place on the school field during the afternoon. Of course, these stalls need to be set up in the week leading up to Rose Day. So if you could spare some time during the week it really would be appreciated. If you can help please contact us on the link below .

Christina Burgess Chair & General enquiries



Donations Please:

Tombola:
We are always grateful for donations for our tombola stall. please bring 2016 Donations to the field on the morning of the 25th June. .

Toys and Books:
The Rose Day committee will again be running a second hand book and toy stall, any donations will be most welcome, again please bring to the field on the morning of the 25th June..

Cake Stall:
One of the most successful stalls at Rose Day is the cake stall but we do rely on cakes being donated. Please bring any donations to the field on Rose Day.

PLANTS WANTED:
Plants Wanted for the very popular Rose Day plant stall.

Please bring donations for the books/toys, and plant stall to the field on the morning of Rose Day Alternatively, labelled plants can be deliver to Chris Burgess at 8 Eaton Lane. If the plants need collecting, ring Chris on 535443



Message from the retiring Rose Queen

2017



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What a year! We all had a fab time at Rose Day last year. The most special part was that I had being doing Rose Day since pre-school with my attendants Mika, Evie and Rebecca - so it was nice that we were all together last year as well.

The procession, photo-shoot, ride in the carriage....it was all brilliant...and the afternoon tea and cakes were pretty good too!

Last summer we all had time to visit various local rose fetes in neighbouring villages - and that was really good fun.

I would like to thank my attendants - Mika, Evie and Rebecca (I wish we could do it all again). Thanks to my family for all the running around they did....and a huge THANK YOU to the committee who work so hard to make Rose Day happen.

We have had a fantastic time, and congratulations to Sam - the 2018 Rose Queen. I am sure you will all have as much fun as we did!

Abigail Burgess



PRESIDENT

We are delighted that Mr William Ollier will be Goostrey Rose Festival President for 2018.

 



BOG STOMPERS CHALLENGE

Teams of 4 adults/teenagers/mixed are required for a revival of the "Ancient and Noble" art of stomping the bog (as below)

At 15.45 on Rose Day teams of four will race over a fun course in the Rose Day Arena in an attempt to lift this years sporting trophy and a full years bragging rights.

Those interest in Joining the Rose Day Games should form a team of four and supply the name of your team captain with contact email address to :-

paulkemsley72@btinternet.com

Mums & dads, older children, pubs, clubs and groups of friends, come on, please join in and make this a fun finale to this years Rose Day by getting a team together.

Bog stomper equipment will be supplied prior to the big day for practice.

BOG STOMPERS

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Samantha Drucker to be Rose Queens 2018

Congratulations to Samantha Drucker who has been chosen as this year's Goostrey Rose Queen. An independent panel of judges selected Samantha, who will be accompanied by attendants:Polly Clayton, Francesca Fairhurst, Grace Hey and Ellisse Nasry.

Samantha, who has lived in Goostrey for three year and attends Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School, will be crowned during the Rose Festival celebration on Saturday 30 June

Rose Queen Elect 2018

Samantha Drucker

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Kate Pearson to be Rosebud Queen 2018

Congratulations to Kate who was selected Rosebud Queen with Isla Machin as her Lady in Waiting with Gabriella Ashbrook, Scarlet-Rose Challinor, Tilly Foster, Brianna Hamilton and Isla Kingsbury as her attendants.

Chris Burgess, Chair of the Rose Festival, said: "Goostrey Rose Day remains a very important part of our village life and it is very satisfying to see so many girls wanting to be our queen"



Feeling creative ??

Then why not take part in this year's craft competition. This year's theme is a present for a royal baby which can be made with whatever materials you wish, knitted, crocheted or whatever your craft may be. Entries should be no bigger than 90 x 70cm and must be submitted to Martine Nicholson, 26 Main Road, Goostrey by Friday 22nd June.



Children's Registration for Roseday

If you would like to register your child for this years' Roseday procession, Please could read the following letter and complete the accompanying form, which should be posted into one of the Roseday boxes (located in the entrances to the Infant and Junior Schools). We will try as far as possible to accommodate your child's preferences.

 Letter  Form



Please note: Rose Day registration forms have been issued in School. If your child does not attend Goostrey School, registration forms can be obtained above . Forms should be returned to Goostrey School by Wednesday 23 March 2018.





'Fancy a Business Opportunity?'

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A great opportunity for your business or charity whilst supporting The Rose Festival is to have your own stall. If your are interested in having a stall either in the field or craft tent in 2017 please contact us on the links below.

Holly Jobbins (Field/Facebook)

Sheila Gregory (Craft)



PRAYERS & WREATH LAYING AT ST LUKE'S

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The very first duty of the Rose Queen, just before she is crowned, is perhaps her most important, as she stops to lay a wreath on the War Memorial at St Luke's, Goostrey, and spend a few quiet moments in prayer and reflection.

This is a very touching part of Rose Day, but, as the main part of the procession has peeled away to the school field, it is one that many people miss.

We therefore extend an invitation to all those who would like to see the Rose Queen lay the wreath, and join in the prayers led by our vicar, which should be at approximately 1.40pm on Rose Day.



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