PREPARATIONS are well underway for Ilminster Flower, Fruit, Vegetable and Craft Show which will run next month.

The show is held from the Ile Youth and Community Centre in Frog Lane on Saturday, August 2, from 2.30pm.

Light refreshments are served by Ilminster WI throughout the afternoon, with a raffle and auction following the awards at around 4.30pm.

For those who would like to enter but cannot set up on the Saturday morning, the hall will be open from 6.30–7.30pm on the evening of Friday, August 1.

The show is open to everyone, including the surrounding villages and hamlets, with the intention of making it a real community event, with a variety of classes for fruit, flowers, floral art, vegetables, domestics, homemade wines and brews, also crafts including photography, to suit all ages and all abilities including several classes for young people and a “men only class”.

Admission is free, donations at the door welcome, and for more information call Margaret Excell on 01460-54043.

NOTE: The organisers of the show apologise that they inadvertently the classes printed for the photography section in this year’s schedule are the same as in 2013.

The classes to be entered should read; “My Pet” “A Single Flower” “A Day by the Seaside” and trust this does not cause anyone any inconvenience.