THE village of Butterton is busy preparing for its annual Wakes Day gala on Bank Holiday Monday (August 26).
The day will begin with a church service at St Bartholomew's Church at 1.30pm.
Following the service Warslow Silver Band will lead a procession from the church through the community to the village hall where the opening of the event will be conducted.
The parade will also include a children's fancy dress float for the first time along with members of the WI and retiring queen.
The village will also be staging a After Wakes Barn Dance and barbecue with Cuckoos Nest at the village hall between 7.30pm and 10.30pm.
Tickets, priced at £5, will be on sale at the Wakes Day event of people can pay at the door. Contact Barbara on 01538 304324.