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Wyenot News - Ross Phoenix Majorettes Raffle Winners
you may be aware, National Champions, Ross Phoenix Majorettes
have been desperately trying to raise funds to finance
to the European Championships to be held in Italy later
this year. Wyenot News decided to try to help this cause
by holding a raffle for local businesses to take part
in. The prize on offer was a one year's free advertising
page on Wyenot.com for two businesses.
advertising pages have been very successful for those
who have taken them up and all of those who advertised
with us last year, without exception renewed for 2005.
Last week, Chris Constable of 'No. 11 B & B' in Wye
Street advertised his new business. Within the first few
minutes of the advertisement going on-line he had a booking,
with a second one arriving soon afterwards.
Carnival Committee very kindly allowed us to hold the
draw on Carnival day, with Ross-on-Wye Mayor, Gordon Lucas
drawing the tickets. The winning tickets were held by
The White House Guest House in Wye Street, who already
have an advertising page with us and were about to approach
us regarding a separate advertisement, and Lorraine's
Hairdressers in Brookend Street.
total raised by this raffle was the sum of £149.00,
which will be presented to Ross Phoenix Majorettes on
Wednesday 10th August.
would like to thank all of the businesses who bought tickets
in support of this event by name and they are as follows:
& Steele, In The Pink, Club Sport, Andy Gibbs Antiques,
Caramc, Lorraine's Hairdressers, Lucas Motorcycles, The
General Tool Store, The Market Garden, David Christopher,
Jewellers, Seven Seas Chip Shop, Nature's Choice, Ideal
Carpets, Madame Butterfly, Gary Partridge, Builder, Chris
Constable of No. 11, Party Plan-It, Flint & Cook,
Williams, Parry & Richards, Balfour News, The Flower
House, The Card Shop, Callwoods the Butchers, Annie's
Restaurant, Parkfields Gallery, The Wildlife Trading Post,
Bazaar, Infinity, Oates & Sons, Clothing, Crowsfeet,
Wye Electrics, Richard Butlers, The Ark, The Ross Gazette,
Priory Coffee Shop, The Golden Crust, Paul Eacock of Tae
Kwon Do, Geof Jones Architect, C.J's Carpet Cleaning,
Spar, Diva, Market House Antiques, The Wine Rack, Parker's
Hardware, Fritz Fryer, The King Charles, Ross Health &
Fitness Centre, Nick Taylor, Kei Flooring and The White
with sharks for MS
local ladies from the Local MS Society, Mandy, Sue and
Rebecca (pictured below) will be diving with sharks to
raise money for treatment of Multiple Scleroses. The event
will take place at the Blue Planet Aquarium, Ellesmere
on Wednesday, 31st August with a shark weighing in at
26 stone (364 pounds).
the three ladies can be seen in the stocks, practising
'getting wet' on Carnival Day in Ross-on-Wye. Unfortunately
for them, it took four buckets of water to get the photograph
right, although I have a little confession to make. The
first shot came out just fine.
Lions Annual Duck Race
Ross Lions Annual Duck Race took place on Saturday. All
ducks were launched from the Hope & Anchor and cost
£1 each. The purchaser of the winning duck,
first past the finishing line by the Carnival Field, won
a prize of £150, second £100 and third, £50.
below, the winning ducks can be seen being collected by
a canoeist from Ross Sea Cadets
part of the 'Ross Live' festival events, local band 'Trilemma'
led a free, day workshop on Sunday 7th August for any
local aspiring musicians, songwriters and vocalists to
develop new skills and to rehearse a music showcase for
the evening at The Larruperz Centre.
workshop was led by Tom Richardson, lead guitarist, Andy
Herbert, bass guitarist and Hannah Bengough-Smith, rhythm
guitarist & vocalist all of the band 'Trilemma', who are
local professional musicians. They worked with a group
of young musicians who came along to the workshop with
guitars and bass. Unfortunately, no vocalists turned up!
The day consisted of splitting in to groups and working
with each leader on various skills and techniques for
performance, including lead and rhythm guitar techniques,
bass riffs, music/song writing and composition, improvisation,
sound engineering / mixing and set-ups, percussion and
then working together as a team of musicians to listen
to each other and play as a group and preparing for the
evening then included an opening set from Trilemma who
play a mix of blues, rock, jazz and popular covers as
well as a wide selection of original material. The final
showcase performed to an invited audience, included an
original acoustic piece written that day by Ryan, in which
all members joined in to develop the arrangement, then
a piece written by bassist Sarah with accompaniment by
the rest of the group mainly fronted by Arthur, and a
solo lead guitar piece inspired and developed by talented
young guitarist Tom.
group then performed together a cover arrangement of House
of The Rising Sun and Tom & Sarah did an instrumental
version of the Red Hot Chilli Peppers 'Californication'.
finished with several more tracks, including covers by
The Rolling Stones, Alanis Morrisette, Eric Clapton, Stereophonics
and more, they then invited all the participants back
to have an improvised jamming session to some 12 bar blues.
evening was well received by both the audience and participants
alike, with the group of young musicians having developed
and learnt new skills and experiences, which has enthused
them to continue with their music and develop their existing
are available for band workshops and tuition on a regular
basis as well as gigging for weddings, parties, functions,
pubs and all other occasions. For more information, please
contact Goodrich Music on 01600 890502, 01600 890735 or
07773 428984. Trilemma will be releasing their new album
of original material later this year.
results for the Odd Competition for Ross Carnival this
year are as follows:
First Walk A: Liam & James Davies, Court Road
First Walk B: Hannah & Grace Poole, Beech Close
Second Walk A: The Bryant Family, Brampton Road
Second Walk B: Mrs C Marshall, Brampton Close
The Haggett Family, Orchid Close
Daniel, John & Georgia Pearce, Middleton Avenue
Paula Evans, Mayhill Road
Laura & Robert Fitton, Kings Caple
The Hardwick Family, New Street
main winners received money as prizes, whilst the runners
up received items donated by Mary Powell of the Heritage
Centre. Prizes for all of the above can be collected from
the Market House Heritage Centre from this weekend.
were 300 entries over the two walks. Thanks go to everyone
who took part and the Heritage Centre for organizing the
competition. Thanks also go to those shopkeepers who participated.
Unfortunately some of the shops did not have their sticker
in their windows on Saturday 30th, the first day of the
competition. To make it fair for all entrants, those shops
were eliminated from the marking whether they had taken
part later in the week or not. No answers from those shops
were taken into account.
the Ross-in-Bloom History Quiz, there were five entry
forms returned. Vicki and Ryan Page were the lucky winners
and received a prize of a Craft Kit from Coleman's of
Ross in High Street.
Carnival Committee would like to thank everyone who took
part in the competitions this year and the sponsors of
the prizes for them. Roll on next year. We are planning
already. The answers for the Odd Object are on display
in the Heritage Centre until the end of the school holidays.
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