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May Boot, Craft and produce Fair

THE early morning of 14th May did not appear to bode well for the second Boot, Craft and Produce Fair of 2017 with heavy rain greeting the early risers.
The weather forecasters had predicted that by 7.00 am the rain would however give way to blue skies for the rest of the day, and this forecast was proved to be accurate, as when the first of the stallholders appeared the rain had stopped and hints of blue were visible in the sky. The hints eventually became a sea of pale blue and the fair was blessed with sunny weather.
The Rotarians on the Rotary stall were however twiddling their thumbs for most of the first hour as the vehicle carrying all the tables and goods for sale had not yet arrived.
It was however soon ‘All hands to the pumps’ as the new “green” electric vehicle arrived laden with all the required items. This was the first time the electric truck had been used to transport goods to the fair.
The new vehicle has a maximum speed of 15 mph and thus took slightly longer to arrive from the store location to Martello Fields than the previously used Rotary car.
Nevertheless, by the time the main influx of the public arrived, the stall was ready for Rotarians to sell the available wares.
Geoff Lowles again this year also set up his stall to sell plants for the green fingered public.
In all there were 30 stalls at the fair excluding the Rotary stalls and an Inner Wheel stall. We are grateful to the public who were also very generous providing a significant contribution to funds in our donation buckets at the event.
Together with the pitch fees (still at only £8 for a large pitch), takings from our own Rotary Club stall and Geoff Lowles plant stall over £500 was raised which will be put to good use for worthy causes.


posted: Sunday, 14 May 2017

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