A Lilliesleaf parent is restarting the village fruit and vegetable show in the hall, at the school and on the sports field on Saturday afternoon.
Mrs Wathani de Zoeten said: “We are resurrecting a show that was held many moons ago and hoping it might a fun event again.”
There will be classes for vegetables, fruit, eggs, cut flowers, home baking and a children’s category, and exhibits in the hall are open to the public at 3pm.
Judges are Lilliesleaf’s Mary Eckersley on produce and flowers and local business woman, Jammy Coo cafe owner Delia Job, is judging the home baking, while Borders Cakes and Cupcakes’ Nicola Scott is deciding on the best-decorated cupcake.
A village cricket match will start at noon on the sports field. The school is holding a ‘Prettiest Pooch’ competition in the playground at around 2.30pm, with funds going to the animal rescue facility at Arthurshiel, and the children are selling ducks for a race on the Ale Water, with the money raised going to the school.
The prizegiving and an auction of show produce in aid of show funds, which local Riddell Estate owner Andrew Grant will compere, takes place in the village hall at 5.30pm. And afterwards there will be a barbecue at the Cross Keys Inn at 7pm, followed by karaoke at about 8pm,
One of the organisers, Evelyn Stewart said: “We hope that everybody who comes along has a fabulous time and that the weather will be kind”
The flower show was last held over 10 years ago and the village fete stopped within the last decade.