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Feast Day with a Difference - 8th August
A mini Feast on your own patch
Celebrate the Feast in your own Gardens
What does the Feast mean to You?
As you are aware the Feast we all know and love isn't happening this year due to Covid19 but we cannot let the day pass without some recognition.
We are asking residents to join us and create their own Garden Feast at their front doors or Gardens with 'whatever the Feast means to you' - home baked cakes, flower arrangements, a display of veg, flowers, toys made from plastic, cutouts, afternoon tea, beer and beverages, dog lookalikes - whatever elements are important to your enjoyment of Feast Day.
If come August 8th we are allowed to gather with social distancing, it might be that we can display our individual mini Feasts on our own 2 metre square of the Village Green.
Keep an eye out for further updates but please diary 8th August for
'A Feast Day with a Difference'
KF Lockdown Loops
Just for fun & fitness, why not challenge yourself by running or walking 2 of the popular exercise loops in the village area against the clock.
Email your time, name and if possible a screenshot of your run or walk to:
Please also let us know which loop you’ve completed.
Your first name, the initial of your surname and your run/walk time will be added to the loop leaderboard on the Kirkby Fleetham Feast 2020 Online Entries Facebook Group.
For example: Barry S. loop 1- 24mins.
You can enter as many times as you like (improving your time of course).
The 2 loops are as follows:
Start at village hall paved area, proceed to Kirkby Lane, then to Greengate Lane, turn left at Lumley Lane to head back into the village and finish at village hall paved area.
Loop distance 2.13miles/ 3.42km.
Start at village hall paved area, proceed to Lumley Lane (past Black Horse Inn) turn left at Low Street, turn left at Hergill Lane, at Little Fencote turn left onto Kirkby Lane, through Great Fencote back to Kirkby Fleetham finishing at the village hall.
Loop distance 3.31miles/5.32km.
Lockdown loop leaderboard 29/6/2020
1. Ben S: 26mins 43secs
2. Cate B: 27mins 38secs
3. Kay K: 29mins 53secs
1. Ben S: 15mins 35secs
2. Ronan W: 16mins 52secs
3. Rebecca S: 18mins 54secs
4. Kay K: 18mins 58secs
5. Nicki W: 23mins 50secs
Well done to all who took part 👏👏
Very well done to Ben S. fastest for both loops 👍👍👍
A further lockdown loop is planned for Feast week- watch this space
Please adhere to government guidance regarding social distancing and stay safe.
*Please note- by contacting us via email with your time you agree to us publishing your first name, initial of your surname and run/walk time on
the Kirkby Fleetham Feast 2020 Online Entries Facebook Group.
Please advise us if you do not agree to this.
This leaderboard has been organised as all feast activities have been cancelled this year including the fun run.
We are running things a bit differently this year due to the global pandemic and will be running 'doorstep' and 'online' entries.
No entry fee, no prizes - just a bit of fun for the whole community.
group on Facebook to post your online entries or just to have a peek at what your friends and neighbours have entered.
For those of you who like to be prepared we'll be running 2 sets of classes - 'On your Doorstep' and 'Online' this year.
Your online entries need to be posted in the Facebook group.
Please post your entries in the group ideally during the last few days of July. All entries to be online by 1st August (the start of Feast week). For those of you who want to get cracking now the classes will be as follows:
1. Make your own Insect House/Bug Hotel (Photograph in situ)
2. Art – Limerick ‘Lockdown’
3. Crafts – Handmade Greeting Card (Photograph)
4. Tin can bird feeder (Photograph in situ)
5. Photography - 'Vibrant - an explosion of colour'
6. Photography - 'It's a Bug's Life'
7. Photography - 'I Wish I Hadn't Done That!'
8. Photography - 'Water's Edge'
9. Photography - 'Rear View'
10. Photography - 'Best Friends'
On your Doorstep Entries:
Please place these at the front on your house from the
1st August (no need to place entries online)
1. Flower or vegetable grown in a recycled back pack
2. Flowerpot Person using recycled flower pots
3. Special Family Class – ‘Rabbit’ cut-out - word associated(these can be purchased from 19 Forge Lane,Kirkby Fleetham, DL7 0SA , cost £5 - Available from 1st July
4. Children age 4 and under - Decorated pot
5. Children age 5 - 7 - Log creature
6. Children age 8 - 11 - Up-cycled dog toy
7. Children age 12 - 15 - Party bunting (1m)
8. Farmers - Display of grasses/cereals in a jug
Announcement regarding Kirkby Fleetham Feast events during 2020
Due to the COVID 19 Pandemic it has been necessary for the Kirkby Fleetham Feast Committee to take the decision to cancel all forthcoming Feast events. Unfortunately, this will affect the Feast events which lead to up to the Show Day, such as the Football, the Quoits, the Fun Run and the Quiz Night and, of course, the Show Day itself which this year was due to take place on Saturday 8th August.
We know everyone understands the reason for these cancellations and not staging the 119th Feast is a big disappointment for everyone involved. Nevertheless, we will continue to monitor the situation and the Committee are putting their heads together to come up with some inspirational ideas to hold some form of event at the earliest opportunity, and may even look to holding some alternative events during Feast Week, if appropriate and circumstances allow.
We as a committee are determined to support our community and when the time is right, to undertake and present social events so that the Feast as we know it can continue with its traditions. We hope you will support these events and we look forward to coming together again with everyone in a joint effort to enjoy the wonderful community of which we are part!
Stay safe and well until then.
The Feast Committee
Help and Support
There is always a huge amount of work to be done at any event but especially during Feast weekend.
To spread the workload and ensure that all runs smoothly, all offers of help will be gratefully accepted.
If interested, please use our Contact Us link.
Next Feast Meeting
7.30pm in the Village Hall
New members are very welcome to help continue our community tradition.
If you've had a good time, please come along and find out more about the Feast. We would be delighted to receive ideas and welcome new members. Any help is always gratefully received.
All meetings will now be held in
Library, Village Hall at 7.30pm
unless otherwise stated.