Muston Scarecrow Festival 2017
On Wednesday 30th November 2016 at Muston Village Hall, the A. G. M. of the organising committee was held. Next years festival date will be:
SATURDAY 29th JULY TO SUNDAY 6th AUGUST 2017.
This date is subject to the usual local permissions.
MUSTON MILLENNIUM COMMITTEE A. G. M.
The meeting was held on Wednesday 30th November 2016 at Muston Village Hall.
The committee was re-elected en bloc and two new members were welcomed onto the committee along with a former chairman who has returned to give a hand.
The Chairman gave his report and made the following points:
He wished to thank all the committee members for their hard work throughout the year that had resulted in a very successful festival. He also wanted to express his thanks to the residents of Muston who make such an effort making scarecrows, working in the car parking field, village hall and merchandise stalls and generally welcoming visitors to the village.
In addition a big thank you to the people that do so much 'behind the scenes', marking out the parking field, collecting rubbish, putting out signage etc etc, the list goes on!
The Chairman gave a special mention to Mr H. Sutton and his family who very generously donate the use of their field every year allowing us to use it is a car park. There is no doubt that without this gesture, the festival would not be possible.
We have many volunteers from outside of the village that work hard with us and we just couldn't do it without them. A married couple from Hunmanby, a married couple from Filey, regular volunteers from Scarborough and Cayton.
Once again, volunteers from Scarborough Rotary Club, Filey Lions and Muston Cricket Club gave hours of support and this year we saw the marvellous ladies and gents from Scarborough Hockey Club joining us all day each Saturday. It is literally an army of volunteers that work very hard indeed and it is these efforts that make our festival such a success. We thank each and every one of you and sincerely hope you will join us again in 2017.
Muston Scarecrow Festival is supported every year by tens of thousands of visitors who come to our little village to see the displays put on by our residents. Our thanks go out to those people that come to see us, many returning year after year and even arranging holidays around it. Thank you very much indeed.
Although not originally intended, the festival raises money that is used by the organising committee for the benefit of our village. We are also able to support village groups such as The Village Hall, The Cricket Club, The Monday Club, Muston In Bloom and The Parish Council.
Donations have enabled extra grass cutting throughout the village, a substantial contribution to the Village Hall Committee in support of their bid for Lottery Funding for a new hall and this years village green Christmas tree will be purchased by the Parish Council and funded by us. Each year several social events open to Muston residents and our neighbours are organised and funded by the Millennium Committee. Our French Evening, the 'After Festival Party', the Over 60's Christmas Dinner and at Christmas every young person in the village is given a small Christmas gift.
This is all thanks to the efforts made by everyone involved. Thank You so much and let's hope next year is even better.