This year the Open Day (our 21st) was again sponsored by Ernst & Young and went ahead in excellent dry, sunny weather, a welcome relief after the total washout last year. It was a special event this year marking twenty five years of our Community Farm operating on site at Woodgate.
Visitors came steadily throughout the five hours of the fun day, and enjoyed family entertainment including the ever popular Loony Lenny with his zany fun and magic, two Punch and Judy Shows by Kris Krendo, Andy and his musical workshop for youngsters to join in with a range of simple musical instruments, and a musical interlude provided by our guest Accordianists . As always the Bouncy Castle was enjoyed by dozens of children all day.
There was a range of stalls including Tombola (top prize a month’s free subscription courtesy of Harborne Pool & Fitness Centre), Denise’s Community Stall, John Sturman Ltd with a selection of poultry and livestock feeds, our Honorary Beekeepers Rob and Dave with information and activities, Bournville Garden Centre (info and plants), Winterbourne House and Botanical Garden (B’ham University), Linda’s & George’s Stall, Hearts & Crafts, our own Plant Stall, the Farm Bazaar and a Reiki facility to relax the tensions.
We were also pleased to host Bristol Street Motors who brought along Ford’s three new environmentally friendly small cars. As always we were grateful to the Wyre Forest Ambulance Service who provided not only full emergency cover, but also displayed their vehicle and equipment. Our well regarded Refreshment facility did a roaring trade with a selection of hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, sponges and all manner of fancy home made cakes and biscuits.
It was a satisfying day, and we hope that all our visitors enjoyed it as much as we did .Grateful thanks to our small army of volunteers who assisted in delivering another special day for our local community. We have already booked some new attractions for next year’s Open Day which is on the 9th June 2013.