Community Centre – Abbots Langley – Saturday morning 5th April 2014 –


Patricia Hibbard, Carol, me and Brian Hibbard

This morning we were invited to a Jigfest in Abbots Langley Community Centre. For those wondering, as I was, what was it all about here is the explanation. A team of local people work through the year gathering donated jigsaw puzzles. Their work begins in earnest around September when people start assembling all the puzzles for display and sale on the day of the Jigfest. They assemble the puzzles on paper and cut the paper into sections, so the puzzle is sectioned into large parts, re- packed in their original boxes and stored until the Jigfest. This enables the sections of the puzzle to be quickly re-assembled. On Jigfest day about 40 tables in the community centre are set up to hold as many completed puzzles as possible. Customers are charged £1 entry and view the assembled puzzles, purchasing their selection, which is taken from the table for disassembly. The space is then filled by another quickly assembled puzzle. Last year they made £1,600 for local charities. The Jigfest is sponsored by local Funeral Directors M.K.Ginder Ltd and the hall is given over for the day by the usual encombants BJ Academy Taekwondo who had a presence in the hall to promote their sport. For the enjoyment of all there  was also music played by a variety of musicians including the Abbots Langley Orchestra, throughout the day. This is the 6th year that Brian Hibbard and his wife Patricia have organised the event, along with 10 other stewards and 4 assemblers who are highly organised in replacing the sold puzzles, maintaining all 40 tables displaying completed puzzles all the time. What a great event -once again all done by volunteers. Keep up the good work. This years charities are Bedmond Village Task Force, BJ Taekwondo Academy, A.I.M.S (Abbots Improvements) and Abbots Langley Community Centre. This year they made £1,550 well done!
Carol,  Adam K Ginder (Sponser) and me
Me, Carol, Master Brima Johnson and Sadie members of the B.J. Taekwondo Academy and Gloria Keaveny Chairman Abbots Langley Parish Council
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