It is 8 years since Tarvin has enjoyed a 'Village Trail' with entertainment provided by a Rumble in the Jungle and a Commotion in the Ocean trails. This year it is the Gnomes who are coming to the village between May 26th and June 16th.
The idea is the brainchild of Lorrae Campbell who helped organise the earlier trails. The previous events raised money for Tarvin Pre-School and Primary School but this year the cause is a little closer to home. Lorrae's 15 year old daughter, Neve, will be going with pupils from Tarporley High School on a 4 week trip of a lifetime to Ecuador in the summer of 2019. There is a substantial cost to the individuals going, so Neve, along with the other pupils, are encouraged to raise as much money as they can towards their expedition expense.
During this expedition they will be taking part in three very worthwhile projects. The first one is replanting the rainforest in the upper Amazon rainforest, followed by building a school in the Andes Mountains for indigenous children and helping with their education. The final project will be concerned with marine conservation.
For those unfamiliar with the Village Trail concept, residents are asked to create a gnome-themed display in their garden, which must be discovered and identified by those 'Gnome hunters' taking part. There is a small cost for the trail guide and a prize for one person or family that completes the whole trail which will be drawn out of a hat. It is proposed that the winner will be confirmed at a grand gnome finale the Village Fete on June 16th. There is also a prize for the best display voted for by those taking part in the trail.
Lorrae explains "What impressed me in previous events was the fun individuals and families had taking part, walking around the village, talking to other people and generating a real sense of shared community"
Lorrae will be posting more details of how you can take part during late February and early March so look out for the flyers that will be coming through your letterbox. Remember, these displays can be large or small, fully gnomed up or with just a hint of gnome, but the more displays there are, the more successful an event it will be. So get your red, pointy gnome thinking hats on now!
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