This year’s Summer Fair won’t go down in memory for the blazing June sunshine, but perhaps more for
- David Bagnall dancing in the rain to the Jam Junkies playing Twist ‘n Shout;
- Julie Pears dressed in her North Face Cag battling against the elements to organize Beat the Goalie;
- Richard Ardron slaving over a blazing barbecue selling out of burgers and hot dogs; and
- Gill Young at her most persuasive faced with the challenging task of selling greeting cards, eg 18 birthday card with large teddy bear.
In good English fashion, everything went ahead as planned, wind or rain. In the event, it was dry for much of the day. But for the many who were present, temperature was definitely a factor. The adults kept warm by drinking lots of tea and coffee and by throwing at the coconut shy. The children kept on the move at the bouncy castle.
The Ferrari ride raffle prize was won by Joyce Green, whose husband David won a meal for 2 (he’s expecting to walk there.) Warwick won a prize for the first time ever; Jenny Jefferies got 2 prizes and Brian Grumbridge has 6 tennis lessons to look forward to. JP did a brilliant job organising.
Dave and Sara did an amazing job, assisted by a wonderful team and many contributors. Heartfelt thanks to all. Cocoon Hair Salon in London Road generously donated the gazebo they’d been using.
There are about 20 boxes of books, bric a brac and toys to be donated to Charity. Please could you take a box after church today? Whitton has many Charity shops and they will be very pleased for anything taken to them.