THERE will be a right royal extravaganza in Wychbold this weekend to celebrate HM The Queen’s 90th birthday and raise funds for charity.
Tomorrow (Saturday), in and around the village hall, there will be an auction, dog show, side shows, games, archery and stalls from a variety of representatives, including the police, fire service and the Bromsgrove Community Responders.
Those wanting to view the auction items can do so from 11am to midday and the bidding will start after that.
The dog show, taking place from 3pm to 4pm, will have a variety of categories, including ‘most obedient pet’, ‘friendliest pet’, ‘waggiest tail’, ‘cutest eyes’, ‘best lookalike’, ‘naughtiest pet’, ‘oldest pet’ and ‘best performed trick in front of the judges’. Entrants need to be registered between 2pm and 3pm and there is an entry fee of £1 which covers admission into a number of classes.
On the evening there will be a hog roast and John Proctor’s Lament will be performing at the British Legion Club, School Road, from 7pm. Admission for adults and those over 12 is £2.50 and youngsters five to 12 are £1.50. Tickets are available from Wychbold Village Hall.
On Sunday (June 12), there will be a variety of competitions from 11am to 4pm.
Children will be tasked with designing a birthday card, birthday cup cake, posy, crown or home-made present for Her Majesty and draw a portrait of The Queen. Admission is free.
For adults, the competitions are 25p per entry – design a birthday card, birthday cake, flower arrangement or a new crown for Her Majesty or create a picture based on the following themes – ‘The Queen’s Life’, ‘The Royal Family’ or ‘A Rose for The Queen’.
Entries are accepted between 9am and 11am.
Other activities between 11am and 4pm include a farmers’ market, a ukelele band and pampered ponies.
A donation from Dodderhill Parish Council and funding from local businesses have helped pay for the weekend’s events.
Prior to the weekend’s events, three Wychbold youngsters – Morgan King, Poppy Robinson and Lauren Heath – have delivered the Queen’s Birthday Celebration Programmes to villagers.
Cash raised from the two-day event will go towards providing three community defibrillators for the parish of Dodderhill.
Local artists from The Meet Box in Droitwich have helped paint up the sideshow games for the event.
Residents will also have a chance to check out the ‘Vision for the Village’ which has been set up in light of the Section 106 money contributed by developers which are building homes in the area. People will then be able to comment on the plan, which went before Dodderhill Parish Council on Wednesday (June 8).