On Saturday 22nd June, we were blessed with the most glorious weather for St. Mark’s Summer Fair. The event ran from 12.30 p.m. until 3.00 p.m. but from 9.00 a.m. many were hard at work getting everything ready for the start.
This often involved helping each other out and even working as a team!
Once the event was under way there were loads of fun things to do for all ages!
Apart from the, always much appreciated, tea & scones or cake being served in the Parish Hall there was a lot going on in the glorious sunshine!
If you wanted more to eat (or something different) there were yummy crepes being made for you ….
…. and an amazing “Tuck shop”, which even had a fridge so you could get much needed chilled drinks. [Staff and parents from St. Mark’s School ran this.]
Then for those who needed to do some shopping: there was a vegetable stall, a Plant Stall
a fruit stall, a gift stall and of course, the ever popular cake stall!
In addition there were also many fun things to do including:- the Raffle, the bottle stall,
a Treasure Hunt, ‘Guess the name of the teddy”, Face Painting,The Circus Bounce,
and you could even pose, on a tractor, for a photograph!
At 1.00 p.m. we welcomed a Marshall Arts group, The Gajok Taekwondo Academy, who entertained us with an amazing display of their skills. (The participants ranged in age from 5 years upwards.) (Apparently the group is currently recruiting so, if you’d like more information, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.)
As if all this wasn’t enough, if you were getting bored you could always go and create giant bubbles with the vicar! The huge bubbles really looked amazing floating across the blue sky in the sunshine.
As ever, the fair concluded with prizes being awarded:- for the raffle;
for “Guess the name of the Teddy”,
and The Treasure Hunt.
All in all it was a fabulous afternoon!
to all the people who worked so hard to make the afternoon such a success.
Thank you too
to the team from the
The Gajok Taekwondo Academy
for their fantastic display
and to Ceejays Castles
for the hire of their Circus Bounce.
and most importantly,
to everyone who came to the fair
and were so generous in their support.
Without you everything would have been
a waste of time and effort!
The fair actually raised £900!