Holme-on-Spalding Moor event pulls in the crowds

Beth Williamson, Laura Wilson and Melissa Dakin with their scarecrow
Beth Williamson, Laura Wilson and Melissa Dakin with their scarecrow

Scarecrows popped up all over Holme-on-Spalding Moor as the village held its first Holme Grown Weekend last Saturday and Sunday.

People from all over the county flocked to the village for the event, which featured a display of more than 60 scarecrows.

The display last Sunday was one of numerous attractions that pulled in the crowds over the weekend.

On Saturday, residents enjoyed a tea dance at the village hall and during the evening a casino night took place at the Blacksmiths Arms.

On Sunday, as well as the scarecrows display, there was an open gardens event, with 12 gardens open to the public.

A cookery competition and bake off was held at the village hall and there also was a fun run, which about 50 people entered.

In addition, a fun fair took place at the Blacksmiths Arms.

Margaret Hobson, a member of the Holme Grown committee, which organised the event, said: “It was absolutely tremendous.

“The village was just buzzing all day Sunday with people from all over the county.”

Four competitions were held during the event, with the winners receiving a trophy.

The winner of the best scarecrow was Miss Thomas, Mr and Mrs Dalton won the best open garden, the adult cookery section was won by Mrs Waudby and Abi Watts was first in the children’s cookery section.

For more pictures, see this Thursday’s paper (4 July).