• The Three Horseshoes Chapmanslade

What a great day - 22 exhibits, 350 trailblazers, and over £1850 raised for the village

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Sunday 10 June was Explorer Trail day in Chapmanslade bringing the whole village together for a wonderful event. This was the second year the event has been held. Last year there was a Dinosaur Hunt theme, but this year the theme was Fables & Fairytales with 22 exhibits created by villagers set up along the High Street for all to see with food and drinks available at the Church and The Three Horseshoes pub.

Starting and finishing at the Village Hall, trailblazers of all ages, many of the younger ones in fancy dress, made their way along the trail while collecting clues at each exhibit. All those who returned with a correctly completed trail leaflet were entered into a prize draw.

Charlene Ridler, who set up the event, commented "Chapmanslade community are awesome! What a great day everyone has created. From volunteering, making displays, cake baking, cooking food on the barbeque, working in the hall kitchen, taking part on the trail, to selling and buying raffle tickets. Thank you all so much for making this such a fantastic day!

Also, I must give a big shout out to the Trail Team which has worked so hard over the last few months. The team brought together The Village Hall, The Church, Busy Bees Pre-School, The School PTFA, The Three Horseshoes pub and other local businesses as well as individual villagers to create a real community event."

Charlene also said "We have had lots of amazing feedback from those who went on the trail and from villagers who posted on the Chapmanslade Community Facebook page. The event created a real buzz in the village with around 350 people taking part, up 50% from last year which is fabulous given that a number of other local events were being held at the same time. Initial calculations show that we have made about £1850 for village groups."

Congratulations go to Paul Lawrence for winning the trophy for Best Exhibit for his Three Little Pigs audiovisual creation. Paul posted the following comment on Facebook,

"Thanks for all your kind comments. It was great to have been part of it. There were so many great exhibits worthy of a trophy. 🐖🐖"

exploer trail 2018 exhibit winner paul lawence
exploer trail 2018 winning exhibit

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