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Keswick in Bloom organise three annual events in addition to the Competition, a Children’s Painting Competition, a Plant Stall and a Coffee Morning, details of which are given below.  We are fortunate to have the use of two windows at the Doctor’s Surgery on Bank Street that we use to keep everyone informed of what is happening with Keswick in Bloom, and are very grateful to our members Margaret and Audrey for keeping them up to date throughout the year.  Some of the displays are shown here. Children’s Painting Competition We organise an annual Painting Competition for the local school children, and in recent years we have extended the entry to schools from the surrounding area as well as the two Keswick schools.  2011 Timetable The Timetable this year is as follows:                                               29th June 2011 Collect paintings.     29th June - 6th July Judging     6th July Display paintings in Booths Supermarket, Keswick      15th July Prize Giving     15th July onwards Public display (Venue to be confirmed). We are very grateful to Booths Supermarket for displaying the entries, which are always of a very high standard. The winners are announced prior to going on display, and the Award Ceremony takes place a few days later, covered by the local press, see left. The pictures are normally sent to the Cumbria in Bloom Painting Competition held at Brockhole in Windermere after the exhibitions in the town. Finally the winners are displayed at a venue to be agreed, followed by the Keswick in Bloom display windows on Bank Street.
Plant Stall We organise a plant stall in June on a Saturday morning, Market Day, to sell plants and bulbs to raise funds.  The bulbs are mainly from the towers, tubs and mangers that we look after, and the plants are provided from the gardens of volunteers and supporters.  We are grateful to the Market organisers who try to find a spare stall for us (not easy, Keswick has a thriving market), or if not, a space alongside where we can lay out our wares. Details of when the event will be held this year will be announced in the near future.
Coffee Morning The annual Coffee Morning fund raising event takes place in early November at the Skiddaw Hotel on the Market Square.  We use the event to publicise what we have been doing through the year, and equally important, what we are planning for the next year.  The event is always well attended, and included a visit from the Mayor Martin Pugmire and the Mayoress  Gill Frances seen here helping with the raffle. 
(Left) Jean and Brenda with the Mayoress.
(Above) The Mayor helps our Chairman, Elizabeth Hodgson, draw the raffle.
(Left) Maureen and Joan serving coffee for over 65 visitors to the 2010 KIB Coffee Morning.
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