Working flat out for the jubilee weekend

OWSTON Ferry will be united in its efforts to make the Queen’s jubilee weekend one to remember.

All of the village’s organisations are pooling their resources to provide a weekend of near non-stop entertainment.

“Everyone’s joining in,” said Diane Ekins, who’s helping to organise it all. “All the organisations have cancelled other events to do something on jubilee weekend. We’re working flat out to bring it all together, and the village is right behind us.”

Fundraising began last week, with a charity auction at the White Hart, when auctioneer Jim Colver teased out sufficient bids to raise £1,500 to add to £500 given by the parish council.

And it’s also planned to use the weekend to celebrate the centenary of the Coronation Hall.

The weekend starts with a school event at St Martin’s on the Saturday, with a football match on the Sunday morning. On Sunday afternoon there’s to be a concert by Armthorpe Brass Band and a Songs of Praise service, bringing together Church and Chapel.

On Monday there’s to be a field day followed by a dance in the Coronation Hall during the evening, when there will be live music and a disco.

“We’ve all thrown our lot in together, so when the weekend gets here there’s going to be something for everyone, and all the village organisations will benefit,” said Diane.

Further details will be published closer to Jubilee weekend.