This year’s Feast was very successful and it raised nearly £6,000 for local charities. This was despite the hot weather deterring road race runners and clashes with a couple of football matches.
Friday Evening: The Charity Quiz was a sell-out and was enjoyed by all. The winning team won £250 for Herriot Hospice Homecare, with runners up winning £100 for Leonard Cheshire’s Alne Hall and £50 for the Kilburn Institute.
Saturday Evening: The traditional Mouse Derby was well attended.
Sunday Afternoon: The road race attracted 244 runners, despite the fiercely hot weather. Hundreds and hundreds of people, including many families, enjoyed circus clowns, Punch & Judy, games, duck races, a bouncy castle, live music, a Grand Raffle and many stalls overflowing the village square.
Late afternoon, there was a well-attended open-air church service.
Early evening, dozens of villagers and visitors watched the famous duck race and Lord Mayor’s parade - a tradition dating back many years. There was a twist this year in which we celebrated a hundred years since the vote was first given to women, we had a feisty Lady Mayor. The Feast will be making donations to; Thirsk Rotary, Yorkshire Air Ambulance, St. Mary’s P.C.C., and (to assist in its urgent restoration) the Kilburn Institute.