If the Make Merry does not win the £10 million pot of gold, the organisers may have to cancel George Clooney's personal appearance. I believe he was delighted to have been asked to cut the ribbon. Still, professional George look-a-like, Sadiq Khan might have to do.
If the Make Merry does not win the £10 million pot of gold, there are many ways of making it a fun packed day. Some low rent theme parks have a 'panning for gold' activity whereby you assume a character from the gold prospecting days. You swish around with a sieve and find gold nuggets in the sand or water. We don't have gold, but we have cats.
The people of The Shire LOVE cats.
So 10 or 12 people could bring their cat litter trays to the Common et voila, panning for gold Plumstead style. It's fun for everyone from 7 to 77.
1 - One of my gripes of modern life is the throw-away culture. In this instance, information on social media flashes past us before we can digest it. Information indigestion - quite a mouthful in itself.
2 - Not meaning apples and oranges.