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All 2018 Events

Friends of The Vines 2018 Events

Events for 2018 can be found below.  This page will be updated throughout the year.  Please check back infrequently throughout the coming months.  An announcement is also made on our Home page, Right Side, Recent News area.

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CHERRY PICNIC Saturday 14 July 2018

For the 10th year the Friends are holding this community event with the support of Medway Council,  local traders and organisations

Come along and bring a picnic, relax in your award winning park

Delicious local cherries on sale

Family activities and the Grand Tombola

Enter the Fruit Dessert Competition or be a judge on the day

All money raised will be for Macmillan Cancer Support at Medway Maritime Hospital

Special opening of Restoration House from 12-5pm

Fruit Dessert Competition

Create a fruit based dessert with chance to win £50 voucher to be used in The Cheese Room in Rochester. Second prize will be a cream tea for two at Mrs Tickit’s Pantry

Children’s category up to age 13 years with entry fee of 50p. Ist Prize to be confirmed

Make enough to provide about 16 small portions

Entry form including detailed list of ingredients must be completed. This can be done online [see attached] and sent to cherries2018@thefriendsof by Thursday 12 July if possible or brought along with your entry on the day

Entries to be brought to the competition tent in The Vines by 12.30 on Sat 14 July

Rules of entry available [see attached]

If you prefer eating to baking then be a judge on the day.

Pay £5 to enter and taste as many entries as you can! [see sample judging form attached]

Judging will be between 1.30 and 3.15 with the results being announced at 3.45 [times are approximate]

All money raised to Macmillan Cancer Support at Medway Maritime Hospital


Dessert Competition Entry 2018 PDF

Dessert Competition Entry 2018 Word

Dessert Judging Forms 2018 PDF

Dessert Rules 2018 PDF


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