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Title: October Fest 2008
Post by: yetion1 on March 29, 2008, 08:11:00 pm
The Featherstone and District Community Events Association have held their annual October (Halloween) festival for there consecutive years2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007; they have put a lot of effort and gone to great lengths to improve the event each year.

The event consists of a parade of upwards of 200 parents and children in fancy dress, various floats depicting Halloween themes, majorettes, marching bands, street entertainers, Burmese dog carts, local councillors, Town Mayor and Mayoress, and representatives of the Metropolitan Council.

The parade proceeds to our local super market (Kwik save) car park, where there is a trailer to act as a stage provided by Asda super markets, where various compations are judged and prizes awarded such as best fancy dress, majorette competitions.

In and around the car park and shopping precinct there is a fun fair and various stalls with sweets, novelties, food out lets and various exhibitions featuring local business and coal mining memorabilia.

Local residents, businesses, schools, pubs, clubs some of which organise kids discos and further take part by decorating their premises the best decorated in each category being awarded a prize, the involvement of the pubs and clubs goes on into the evening when they host discos and fancy dress nights and competitions

The association have put in a lot of effort to improve the event each year by accessing small grants as illustrated in this application and through further fund raising intend to hold the event again in 2008.

Plans to further extend the activities on the day of the event are now well in hand


Title: Re: October Fest 2008
Post by: yetion1 on July 20, 2008, 02:05:39 pm

All money raised goes towards events in Featherstone


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Title: Re: October Fest 2008
Post by: karen on August 07, 2008, 10:31:16 pm
NEXT MEETING: B+S club, Wilson street, Featherstone, Tuesday 22nd 8.00PM.


can anyone go to the meetings


Title: Re: October Fest 2008
Post by: Victor on August 08, 2008, 09:20:40 am
Karen, Anyone can attend the October Festival meetings, and any help on the day would be appreciated, or even before the day, posting flyers or putting posters up in the area.


Title: Re: October Fest 2008
Post by: Victor on August 08, 2008, 05:36:46 pm
The meetings are usually fornightly in the B n S I will find out when the next one is and post it


Title: Re: October Fest 2008
Post by: yetion1 on August 08, 2008, 08:40:24 pm
next Featherstone events meeting is at the B+S Club, Wilson Street at 8.00PM 19TH August.


Title: Re: October Fest 2008
Post by: yetion1 on August 31, 2008, 05:30:09 pm
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Title: Re: October Fest 2008
Post by: yetion1 on September 06, 2008, 10:28:52 pm
dinner dance auction prizes. not fully complete but enough to wet your appitite,


1. Escape Castleford, family pass for sledging. Value £40.00, reserve £20.00

2. Wentbridge House, Sunday lunch for 4 people including a bottle of champagne. Value £65.00, reserve £40.00

3. Gomersal Park Hotel, Gomersal, Sunday lunch for 2 people in restaurant. Value £40.00, reserve £20.00

4. Freesia brides. Jewellery set. Value £50.00, reserve £20.00

5. Auto service centre (formerly Askeys) towards service. Value £90.00, reserve £50.00

5. AVE (Tony Sykes) Karaoke machine. Value £60.00., reserve £30.00

6. Cedar court Wakefield. Sunday lunch for 4 people. Value £16.50 each, reserve £35.00

7. Leeds united. ??????????. value?????, reserve??????

8. Bagden Hall hotel Sunday lunch and stay over at the Hotel V.I.P. style with morning breakfast. Value over £100.00, reserve £40.00

9. Cleaning Force. Valet of a car. Value £100.00, reserve £40.00

10. Graham and Press. Mini engine service (oil + filter change to £35.00). Value £35.00, reserve £20.00     

11. King Croft. 10 tickets for Mike Dennett and Chick 9th December. Value £140.00, reserve £80.00

12. Steve Dransfield Photography. Family portrait, 16"x 20" high class frame with 1 print mounted. Value £250.00, reserve £70.00

13. Carolyn’s deli. Hamper. Value £50.00, reserve £20.00

14. A.P. Design, Pontefract. Website design, 1 free consultation and a free logo designed. Value £120.00, reserve £50.00

15. James. Featherstone Rovers shirt. Value £?????, reserve??????

16. John Tricket, house of commons bottle of whisky.

17. Hilton Hotel, Bradford. 10 x tickets to Johnny Casson meets Lee Lard. Value over £100.00. reserve £60.00

18. Sunday lunch for 4 people at the Junction Hotel.




Title: Re: October Fest 2008
Post by: yetion1 on September 07, 2008, 07:30:38 pm

The Featherstone Events Association are a none political group. most of the prizes you see have been found by one man, Tony Sykes. we are very, very grateful for his efforts and to the people who donated.


Title: Re: October Fest 2008
Post by: yetion1 on September 19, 2008, 07:15:48 pm

There was something special about the evening. A week before it was suggested by Tony Sykes that a new award be created by the Featherstone Events Association. Tony helps out each year, helping to raise as much money as possible at our fundraising events.
Tony is a great guy who takes a pride in Featherstone and has an outlook of it people. In his words “Featherstone has some fantastic common people”. One in particular, he sees as a true “hero”. “These un-heard and seen people need to be thanked”.
A decision was made to create an award to be awarded annually to “A True Featherstonian”.
On the night the award was awarded by the Featherstone Mayor and Mayoress. This years winner and first to be awarded this new thank you gesture is,

Ken Still

For his outstanding contribution to the Featherstone Community

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Title: Re: October Fest 2008
Post by: Forkhandles on September 19, 2008, 07:32:57 pm
Well deserved too, well done ken ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: October Fest 2008
Post by: Victor on September 19, 2008, 07:45:22 pm
Congratulations Ken, and well deserved too, Ken does an amazing amount of work for different events in Featherstone, and on many an occasion wishes there was 36 hours in a day and not 24.
Well Done Mate..... pity about Tony in the background, only joking.. ;D ;D


Title: Re: October Fest 2008
Post by: ABBOO on September 19, 2008, 07:59:56 pm
Well done Ken the best ever deserved award for anyone congratulations and keep it going. ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: October Fest 2008
Post by: Ruthie on September 19, 2008, 09:11:19 pm
Three cheers for Mr. Ken Still!!


HIP HIP!!


HIP HIP!!


HIP HIP!!


I'm sure you can fill the middle bits in  ;D





If it wasntt for all Kens hard work, half the things in this town wouldn't be half as good as they are today, and work like that needs to be recognised.


Title: Re: October Fest 2008
Post by: ABBOO on September 25, 2008, 08:43:24 pm
I see Ken got his name and photo in the Pont and Cas this week with his Trophy, and what a well deserved trophy good on yer Ken. ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: October Fest 2008
Post by: karen on September 25, 2008, 09:01:43 pm
yes very well done ken


Title: Re: October Fest 2008
Post by: san! on September 26, 2008, 09:54:53 am
well done ken and keep up the good work


Title: Re: October Fest 2008
Post by: yetion1 on October 17, 2008, 07:52:09 pm
Wanted!
 Early morning helpers, and end of day clearers.

If you really fancy getting out of bed on the morning of the 25th to help trim up the venue in the dark and cold please just turn up at the precinct about 6.00a.m. A couple of hours help would be a great. As early as it is there is always plenty of “spirit”


Title: Re: October Fest 2008
Post by: Ruthie on October 17, 2008, 08:29:19 pm
If you want the help of a rather demented blonde... i'll help again  ;D
Do you know if Feath has booked us a stall like he said he would?


Title: Re: October Fest 2008
Post by: yetion1 on October 20, 2008, 06:48:36 pm
cheers. fev has booked a stall. i am sure your pole skills will be welcome early in the morning. ;D


Title: Re: October Fest 2008
Post by: Unicorn on October 20, 2008, 07:05:57 pm
Hi Sycamoretara have been given a stall, what time can we arrive to set it up and can we do anything to help you when we get there, also where are we situated near the methodist church or will our names be on the stalls.


Title: Re: October Fest 2008
Post by: Ruthie on October 20, 2008, 07:27:16 pm
cheers. fev has booked a stall. i am sure your pole skills will be welcome early in the morning. ;D

No worries, any time :)

my pole skills always come in handy ;D  :P


Title: Re: October Fest 2008
Post by: yetion1 on October 20, 2008, 07:36:48 pm
the market stalls will be up by 9.30am. any time from there on to set up. you should have your stalls ready by 11.00am as people will be around by then. Sycamoretara stall is confirmed. all stalls will be in the precinct and will be named. 
thanks for your offer. apart from decorating and putting the tent up very early, after the event cleaners are always short.

the events asc will be having a cake stall. any donations should be taken to the stall on the day. happy baking ;D


Title: Re: October Fest 2008
Post by: yetion1 on October 23, 2008, 10:58:30 pm
any early morning help will be very welcome. plenty to do from 5.30am onwards till about 8.30am. :o



Title: Re: October Fest 2008
Post by: yetion1 on October 25, 2008, 08:39:49 pm
A huge thanks to all who turned out to help early and late on, you know how much you were needed.The Wakefield Mayor and especially the Featherstone Mayor put a great effort in judging.
i hope the many communitty groups that came did well. i am sure there will be a few more pictures, but for now my favourate is this

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a belting show, in Featherstone ;D


Title: Re: October Fest 2008
Post by: Forkhandles on October 25, 2008, 08:54:37 pm
I'll second that gareth, a wonderful day was had by all, well done to all the organizers ;D ;D


Title: Re: October Fest 2008
Post by: Popeye on October 25, 2008, 10:10:34 pm
You haven't seen my missus have you, I left her in the marque while I went for the car, hope you aint packed it up yet. :o ;) ; The steel band were great but the kids were a picture on stage, every one of em a winner (thanks for asking me choose the losers)and Ta Ruthie for picking them out for me. ;D ;D


Title: Re: October Fest 2008
Post by: Unicorn on October 26, 2008, 09:38:40 am
Hi Gareth Joan and i had a good day yesterday, loved the kids in fancy dress nice to see familys having a good time big thank you to all who orginised the event Well Done to you all.

Pauline, Sycamore way Association.


Title: Re: October Fest 2008
Post by: karen on October 26, 2008, 10:47:24 am
the kids from up here came and said they had a good day aswell  so from huntwick verner well done


Title: Re: October Fest 2008
Post by: Willow on October 26, 2008, 11:18:34 am
Didn't go myself but two of my girls did and they had a great time. Well done to all involved.


Title: Re: October Fest 2008
Post by: Ruthie on October 26, 2008, 07:05:18 pm
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Another snap from yesterday :)


Title: Re: October Fest 2008
Post by: yetion1 on October 27, 2008, 09:08:12 pm

Featherstone October Festival raffle draw
By the Featherstone Events Association
Drawn on the 25th October 2008
Winning ticket numbers

Events Association
1st,    L.C.D Television   0779

Cleaning Force       
2nd,    full valet of a car. Value £100.00   0392

Impress Laundry
3rd,    washing and ironing to the value of £20.00   1409
Lotus Chinese     
4th,    meal for 2, value of £16.00   1143

B+S Club
5th,    bottle of wine (over 18s only with proof of I.D)   0378

Megan Jarvis
6th,    tin of biscuits   0379

Events association         
7th,    cosmetic set   0029

Megan Jarvis   
8th,    shower set   1104

To claim the above prizes please go to Featherstone D.I.Y
Or contact Ken Still on 07930416512