Spring Fair 2017
Overall the Fair was a success, with the fairgoers appearing to enjoy themselves.
The weather was reasonable. No sign of the sun, but at least we kept dry.
The Fair started as usual, with the decimation of the cake stall.
Thanks to all who slaved over their stoves baking and cooking up the goodies for this stall.
At 2:30 we had the official opening of the Playground.
Harvey Laker had been randomly selected to have the honour of performing the ribbon cuting, after the Chairman had made a speech acknowledging the effort and financial input made to bring the project to a successful conclusion.
Marjorie had made a celebration cake, stunningly decorated showing the playground, complete with swings that swung!
Following the ribbon cutting the cake was also cut and shared amongst all.
Thanks to all who were involved in preparing for this ceremony.
The plant stall was, as usual, packed with a mix of unusual and mainstream seedlings, cuttings etc.
Thanks to all those who contributed, especially to Sally for her input and running of the stall.
A new feature of the Fair was the inclusion of a Quoits competition, and a "Beanbag in the Bucket" competition for the youngsters.
The Quoits was won by Roy Williamson, snatching victory right at the end from Andrew Laker. Third place was taken by Alan Stones.
A mention to Steve Enright, who achieved the only "ringer" out of the 176 throws of the quoit!
The Beanbag competition was won by Emma Williamson, with Anna Todd coming second.
Thanks to Roy and Jane for keeping these two new competitions ticking over.
The year, the "Guess the ???" was to guess the age and the name of the Teddy Bear.
Jasmine Laker correctly guessed the age of 15, and Richard Littlewood guessed the name of Algernon.
Thanks to Rebecca and Giles for running this.
The photo competition subject was "Playground".
The number of entries was disappointing, but the quality was to a high standard.
The runaway winner was "Logging On" by Barrie Blenkinship with 55 votes.
Second was "Nature's Playground" by Louise Laker with 40 votes,
and third was "In The Dogs' Playground" by Jane Porter with 36 votes.
Click here to go to the Photo entries
Thanks to those that entered.
As always, the Tombola attracted a lot of interest.
This year we split this into two, one for adults and one for children, which seemed to work ok.
Thanks to all who donated Tombola prizes, and to Roy for running it.
Thanks to all the Committee for helping this event run so smoothly,
and to all those who came to enjoy themselves.