PREPARATIONS are under way to brighten up a community once again as its annual village show nears.
Herrington Village Show is in its 14th year but its origins date back more than a century.
People of all ages are being encouraged to get involved in the fun, be it adults having their plants or flowers judged or children entering the most creative Lego model contest.
Herrington Women’s Institute and Herrington Townswomen’s Guild will combine to run cookery and craft sections, with all categories of entry are open to the public.
Herrington Flower Club are putting on flower displays, funded by the committee’s St George’s Day celebration night, with the area’s leek club hoping for a bumper year. The art and photography competitions will also return.
Show chairman and former mayor of Sunderland, Leslie Scott, said: “The show is always well attended but we are conscious that we make it a real community event, which is the purpose of it.”
Competition categories for the show are being sponsored by Olivers Dental Studio.
The show will be held in the scout hut on Crow Lane in East Herrington at 2pm on Saturday, September 7, with BBC Look North presenter Jeff Brown to present prizes at 4pm. Cream teas will be on sale and produce will be sold off following the show.