We are a friendly collective of villagers who, on an ad hoc basis, come together to put on village events. We also are here to support others who want to independently put on village events. We can provide people- power, experience and bags of enthusiasm. Every now and then, we come up with an idea and after a planning get-together, an event is born! In 2018 we have arranged or supported a whole host of events: Events this year began with a traditional Burns Night Supper – complete with delicious Haggis (an alternative provided for vegetarians and for those who can’t stand Haggis!), Neeps and Tatties with Clare’s whisky sauce, Tipsy Laird Trifle and Cheeses and Scottish Oatcakes followed the main course. All washed down with a favourite tipple or two! A few brave people whisked away the calories by dancing flings and Gay Gordons! In April, A delicious Fish and Chip Supper and afterwards a whole host of traditional pub games – organised by Maureen and Ron Bacon, and supported in whatever way we could. The treacle tart and apple pie we provided went down a real treat. But the event just wouldn’t have happened if it hadn’t been for Maureen and Ron. A fabulous evening! The Scarecrow Festival and Strawberry Tea in June was extremely well supported and our thanks to everyone who entered into the spirit of the weekend. As we came up with the idea quite late, it was quite a tight timetable. Fantastic ‘Hepworthians’ produced some amazingly creative Scarecrows which adorned many of Hepworth front gardens. Definitely something we would like to repeat.
In July, Maureen and Ron Bacon coordinated and arranged the Flower Festival in St Peter’s Church with a little support from their H2E friends and the art club.
We then tried something completely different! The Best Exotic Hepworth Pavilion in August proved hot in many ways! On a glorious summer’s evening, the Pavilion was transformed with everything Indian – from exotic wall hangings to colourful table cloths and runners and brightly coloured garlands. A variety of curries were served together with Dahl, Rice, Poppadums, and Naan and followed by Best Exotic Fruit Salad and cream. A hugely successful event and we Page 18have had many requests for a repeat next year.
Looking ahead: In November the Parish Council are hosting Battle’s Over – an event to commemorate the end of the First World War, to which everyone is invited. This event is being led by Marjorie MacPherson, Andrew Yorke and Maggie (from the Potato House!). H2E are providing support for this event. (More about this important event – separately in this edition).
In December, The Village Christmas Get Together is on 16th December. This is organised by H2E and is free to every Hepworth resident. Last year was our first Christmas Get Together – and it was lovely to see so many people enjoying a pre-Christmas afternoon. An event for everyone in the village no matter what age! It is an opportunity to escape the commercialisation of all things Festive and to relax and enjoy a mince pie or two and meet others who share this special village. We shall look forward to seeing you there.
Whilst Hepworth2Enjoy does not set out to make a profit from any events we do sometimes make a small surplus. H2E uses this to subsidise other events. For example the Christmas Get Together is funded entirely from H2E’s surplus from the year.
Would you like to help? There is absolutely no commitment to attend every meeting – you are welcome on a totally ad hoc basis. We are enthusiastic, friendly and like to make our events fun – and that applies to the planning sessions too! Please contact Clare on 250 660 who will be delighted to hear from you.