KCC hosted a Jubilee Party on Bank Holiday Monday and attracted hundreds of people to enjoy the entertainment of a traditional community event.
The boundary edge was full of stalls selling everything from home made cakes to fine jewellery, many raising much needed funds for local charities.
There was a range of entertainment on offer, started by the U3A choir and Concert Band……the tempo was raised by 60’s cover band The Shakes before the excellent Outwood County Riders introduced a Country and Western vibe to proceedings.
The 7 weeks old Kibworth Ladies Choir took their performance level even higher than their efforts on Sunday by singing to a huge crowd from the balcony……the live music finale was provided by 18 year old local singer/songwriter James Condon who played a fantastic acoustic set that had the crowd on their feet.
Meanwhile, out in the middle a keenly contested 20/20 match between Kibworth Harcourt and Kibworth Beauchamp produced a close finish with Johnny Austin captaining Harcourt to a narrow victory. Over in the car park Fireman Andy Smith and “Disco Dave” from Kibworth Fire Station entertained children and ladies with a firefighting demonstration.
Over in the main clubhouse the Wag’s were preparing traditional cricket tea’s featuring an array of home made cakes that were given in return for a small charitable donation for Relay for Life.
The bar was a busy place with the team working overdrive to keep thirsts quenched and glasses washed and fridges stocked!
This was a day when the village was shown at its best, and the club can be proud of its role in facilitating something which was enjoyed by so many people and raised money for great causes.
A huge thank you to everyone who helped……from stall holders, to performers, to cricketers, to cake bakers, tea ladies, bar staff, glass collectors, ground staff, rotary club, rubbish collectors and punters…….a long day but wow what a rewarding one!