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A beacon for the Queen On April the 21st Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her 90th birthday. Across the country people celebrated with her. Arlesey joined many cities, towns and villages by lighting a beacon on the occasion. The evening started with 90 balloons in red, white and blue being let go into the early evening sky by children from the village. The crowd sang Happy Birthday and the National Anthem along with Vivace choir, while Reverend Geoffrey Boult officiated. Life-long Arlesey resident George Crouch proudly lit the beacon as night drew in. The event organised by Arlesey Community Events Group was a great success. June 11th Party in the Park In recognition of the Queen’s 90th year this will be a very patriotic Party. Starting at 4.00pm there are many planned events such as music from local bands – we are looking for local bands or performers to take part. With an optional dress code of Red, White and Blue there will be plenty of opportunity to sing-a-long. Children’s games are planned and the group are also looking to screen the Euro match. The winner of the Design-a-logo competition will be announced during the event, so if you’ve entered come along to find out if you have won. Please save the date and if you know of any bands or performers who would like to take part, please get in contact – details below Above left: the balloons are let go by the children and above right: George Crouch proudly watches the beacon for the Queen’s birthday celebration. 3rd September Village Fête This year the Village Fête has superceded the Arlesey Fun Day. Organised by the ACEG on behalf of ATC the Fête promises to be a larger and fun filled event with the usual arena shows plus plenty more features. In addition to this there will be a horticultural show with an extensive list of categories. So if you would like to enter any of these get growing, baking, crafting or snapping – see below: Arlesey Horticultural, Hobby and Craft show – find out more from the Community Events Group To contact Arlesey Community Events Group – email: arleseyeventsgroup@gmail.com 6 on the button issue 46 June 2016 | 01462 834265 | steve@onthebuttonarlesey.co.uk | www.on-the-button.co.uk