Stathern Festival in its final year

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Stathern Festival kicks off its 10th and final year tomorrow.

For 2015 the village festival has an impressive 20 events, including Party in the Park, the Summer Ball and Pony Gymkhana.

There is also a Carribean Carnival, 10-hour Danceathon and an anniversary exhibition.

The festival is a major fundraiser for the village, with various groups raising money to support key projects including improving the children’s play park and the war memorial institute, and maintaining St Guthalac’s Church.

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Programme of events: Friday - Cheese and Wine Exhibition Programme, St Guthlac’s Church (7.30pm); Saturday - Art Exhibition, Stathern Primary School (10am), Anniversary Exhibition, St Guthlac’s Church (10am), Party in the Park (11.30am-10pm); Sunday - Anniversary Exhibition, St Guthlac’s Church (10am), 10K Road Race, Red Lion Garden (11am), Fun Dog Show, Chapel Lane Paddock (1pm), 10th Anniversary Thanksgiving Service, St Guthlac’s Church 6.30pm; Monday - Fashion Show, War Memorial Institute (7.30pm); Tuesday - Family Bingo, War Memorial Institute (6pm); Wednesday - Carribean Carnival, Moor Lodge (7.30pm); Thursday - 59er’s Lunch, War Memorial Institute (noon), Children’s Film Show, War Memorial Institute (4pm), Teenager Film Night with Pizza, War Memorial Institute (7.30pm); Friday - Summer Ball, Red Lion (6.45pm); Saturday - 10 hour Danceathon, War Memorial Institute (9am) Children’s Activities, War Memorial Institute (10am), Decorate Your Wheels, Stathern Garage Forecourt (2.15pm), Strawberry Tea, St Guthlac’s Church (2.30pm), Danceathon Party, War Memorial Institute (6pm);

Sunday - Pony Gymkhana, Moor Lodge Farm (8.30am), Jazz And Music Evening, The Plough (7pm).