August Boot, Craft and Produce Fair

THERE were some bright white clouds in the sky over the sea, but the rest of the sky on the morning of the August fair was a continuous blue.
As a result, there was the largest number of vendors this year – 61 stalls as well as the Rotary stall, refreshment van and ice cream seller, and a corresponding large crowd attracted by the proliferation of goods on sale.
All stalls seemed to be continually busy.
It never ceases to amaze however the unexpected items on sale. The following were seen:
• A model lighthouse in half section about two-foot-tall designed to hold keys – as the editor was looking and discussing what the item was, there was a gruff ‘How much’ - £4 – thanks, and it was sold
• A kettle barbeque
• Two 3-person tents
• A partially used cathedral candle
• A digeridoo complete with an eight-legged inhabitant
• Two microwaves, TV and a coffee maker including grinder
• A set of hat boxes
• A display of various Crueset utensils
• Christmas tree baubles even though it was August
• Original paintings being sold by the artist
The consequence was that this fair was the most successful in terms of money raised since the most successful fair in August 2015.
In addition to the public who generously provided a significant contribution to funds in our donation buckets at the event, and the pitch fees, and the takings from our own Rotary Club stall we raised over £875 which will be put to good use for worthy causes. The takings from the Rotary stall exceeded the previous best by nearly £50.
A great effort!

posted: Sunday, 6 August 2017

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