PIP16 – 2nd Planning Meeting

The 2nd PIP planning meeting was held last week.  The committee members (Clare, Jo, Adrian, David, Steve and Abbey)  were joined by volunteers Emma Speers, Bev Lewis, Bev Jane, Colin & Gemma Hodges and Ricky and Rory from RDV Film. It was great to see so many new faces.

Lots of actions, issues and ideas were discussed including:

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Groov-a-licious will be playing this year. They last entertained us back in 2014.

Music:  Groove-a-licious are confirmed as our headline act. Levi and the Bean are the support act. There will also be a kids disco before the bands start.

Tickets: Confirmed ticket prices will be £4 for adults and £1 for children aged 4 and over. Children aged 3 and under are free.

Activities: Gladiator Jousting is confirmed for both day and night, and best of all it will be FREE!  We hope to organise a friendly competition to find out who will be the Creech Champion!  Adrian Birch and his company Barracuda-UK has very kindly purchased a Tug of War rope for Party in the Park – thank you! Emma Speers will be doing Facepainting to raise funds for PIP,   thank you Emma!

Animals: confirmed we will have donkey rides again this year.

Promotion:  RDV have very kindly offered to produce a promotional film of the event – thankyou!

Raffle Prizes:  So far prizes have been offered from Spirit Health Club, L & R Autosolutions and Pioneer Window Cleaning.

Stalls: Previous stallholders will be contacted shortly about attending again this year.  Hot food vendors need to tender for a pitch this year.  Pre-school will once again run a cream tea and cake stall.

Our next meeting will take place on THURSDAY 17 MARCH, 8pm in The Bell Inn. Everyone who is interested in helping out at the event, or who has any ideas for this year is welcome to come along.  We look forward to seeing you then.

PIP16 – 1st Planning Meeting

The organising committee held the first planning meeting of the year this week. Clare Sampson, Jo Morrison, Mina Guest, Adrian Birch and David Knight were joined by Steve Greenhalgh and we’re very pleased to have Abbey Peebles back on the team this year.

Lots of important jobs were assigned to committee members (such as applying for licence, booking entertainment, booking food, contacting stallholders, booking security etc) and a range of issues were discussed including:

Tickets: prices will increase slightly.

Entertainment: hoping to book Groovilicious (who were at the 2014 event) along with a support band.

Activities: inflatables are booked and will have ‘Punch & Judy’ or or some other form of children’s entertainment.

Bake-Off

Can you win the Creech Bake Off?

Animals: reptiles are booked and we’re hoping to have donkey rides again, along with some other animal attraction.

Creech Bake Off:  very excited to announce we’ll be having our own baking competition. More details nearer to the event.

Our next meeting will take place on THURSDAY 11 FEBRUARY, 8pm in The Bell Inn. Everyone who is interested in helping out at the event, or who has any ideas for this year is welcome to come along.  We look forward to seeing you then.

2nd PIP Planning Meeting

We had our second planning meeting last night with Jo, Clare, David, Adrian and Bev in attendance and we can now confirm a few more details of the event.

The band for the evening has been booked, a 5 piece London based band called Mr Cover Lover. Take a look at their song list and let us know what you would like them to play. If your favourite is not on the list let us know and we can ask the band if they know it. We want to see you all up dancing again like last year – I’ll be requesting “Uptown Funk”!

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Mr Cover Lover – 5 piece band will get us all up dancing at the Afterdark event.                     Photo: www.tarahcoonan.com

We’re finalising the food choices at the moment, but there will be several caterers in both the day and evening so hopefully something for everyone to enjoy.

Ticket prices for the evening event will be £3 for adults and £1 for 4-17 year olds. Children aged 3 and under are free.

Creech Gardening Club will be organising a scarecrow competition – we’ll give you more details as soon as we know more.

2013

Mr Mommets’ Punch & Judy show in 2013

We have booked donkey rides again and there will be free Punch and Judy shows with Mr Mommet.

We are still looking for volunteers to help out, especially if you fancy running some fun and games for all the family including egg toss and wheelbarrow race.

We of course still need sponsorship and raffle prizes too, so if you can help do please get in touch.

The next meeting will be held at the Bell on 24 March at 7.30pm, everyone welcome so please come along if you would like to get involved.

Activities & stalls update

Courtney's Mobile Petting Farm

Courtney’s Mobile Petting Farm

We’ve another fantastic activity for both children and adults alike with the addition of Courtney’s Mobile Petting Farm to our daytime attractions.

Animals include miniature shetland ponies, miniature donkey, chickens, micro pig and pygmy goats and the aim of the petting area is to have a real hands on, interactive fun approach that will bring smiles to the faces of young and old, whilst helping children to develop a caring attitude towards animals and encourage their confidence and awareness.

Archery

Archery in 2013

“Have a Go” Archery will be back again this year once again organised by Mig Partridge from Creech St Michael Baptist Church.  Fun for all the family.

Wellington Bouncy Castles will be providing a big inflatable slide and play trailer for both the daytime and evening event.

A new commercial stall joining us from Torquay is Made by Rose Red selling beautifully handmade items such as cushions, bunting, coasters, bags etc.

Monkeynutz will also have a stall at the daytime event and is a Taunton based company selling handmade sock animals.

We are currently finalising the music and food for the event so will have more exciting news to share soon!

 

Reptiles back for 2015

Reptile handling

Reptile handling in 2014

Really pleased to confirm that reptile handling will be taking place again at Party in the Park this year courtesy of Us2Zoo.  This activity was a huge success last year and the stall had a big crowd all day.  This year they will also be bringing some mammals who like a cuddle!

Animals to get close to will include:

  • Snakes
  • Racoon
  • Meercats
  • Hedgehogs
  • Chincilla
  • Barn Owl
  • Bearded Dragon
  • Chameleon
  • Gecko