The Parwich Odd Fellows set in motion a very successful day. A big thank you to everyone, including the organisers, especially Mick Edge without whose vision, ideas and determination, the day would not have happened, all the helpers and those who came along and supported the day.
The morning’s march by the Odd Fellows and the Derbyshire Dales Cyberscouts, led by Doveholes Brass Band, followed the route of the Wakes March, though with fewer refreshment stops!! The Cyberscouts (including beavers, cubs and scouts) were particularly smartly turned out for their first parade in Parwich. It was very well supported and by the time the Church was reached for 11am there were more people than pews.
Andrew took the service of celebration: rousing hymns with the organ and brass band, dedication of two new kneelers commemorating the British Legion and Norman Edge; and the dedication of the four new banners for the Cyberscouts. Andrew’s address drew on St. George, the Good Samaritan and Jesus as examples of the importance of service to our communities.
The march continued around the village, finishing at the Memorial Hall for lunch and the chance to enjoy some live music.
A range of games, a bouncy castle and various stalls were set-up on The Green with a model railway exhibition and cream teas in Church.
Combining the morning’s church collection and the Fete money, just over £1200 was raised for the Church Restoration appeal.
Here’s a video of the morning’s parade:
And here’s a video of the Fete & the A52’s.
Thank you to Peter & JF-S for the photos and to Martin, Mike H & Mike G for the videos.