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2:00pm Sunday 29th July 2012 in Grassroots
• HARVINGTON Youth Group celebrated its 18th birthday over the weekend of July 7-8. On Saturday the celebrations moved from the Post Office green to Harvington Baptist Church to keep everyone dry.
Outside the church a hardy chef and his team of willing helpers, sheltering inside a gazebo, kept a constant supply of burgers going.
Inside more refreshments, in the form of muffins and hot drinks, were on offer. Some people were content to sit and chat, while others made the most of the games on offer including pool and one clever group built the tallest Jenga tower ever seen in Harvington. On Sunday there was a service of thanksgiving for the youth group in St James’ Church, Harvington, with both the churches in Harvington that support the youth group being involved. There were also contributions from members of both the Tuesday and Thursday groups, the first ever youth group leader, James Nicol, and the current leader, James Bell-Winfrow, and the chairman of the youth group steering committee Mel Curnock. Rev Richard Thorniley told the congregation that most youth groups close after a few years, and that for Harvington to have had one for 18 years was an amazing achievement. The service ended with everyone enjoying the birthday cake that Carol Goodchild had baked for the celebration.
• Two children from Harvington First School travelled to Worcester Cathedral to see the Queen when she visited the city.
They had seats with a view, in the second row, and afterwards had a chance to sit in the Royal chairs.
• CAMEO teas took place in the school hall on July 11 where year five were excellent hosts, providing entertainment as well as tea and cakes. The year five talent show was a great success with the children giving brilliant performances despite technological glitches.
• On Monday, July 30, the walking group will be going on a 10-mile walk starting at Bosbury, a village north of Ledbury. There will be a chance for a pub lunch during the walk. Contact Trevor Knowles on 871334.
• The Lunch Club for 50+ will meet on Thursday, August 2, at the Coach and Horses from noon to 3pm. To book a place, order a vegetarian option or transport, contact Steve on 870249.
• The 1st XI team from Harvington Cricket Club will play at home on Saturday, and on Saturday, August 4. Spectators are always welcome at the home matches at the club in Anchor Lane. Contact Stuart on 07920 421487.