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Christmas Fair - 26 November 2016
|Story and photos - Jim Paterson|
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.top prize in the raffle
St Mungo's annual Christmas Fair provided a warm welcome for those in
need of refreshment on a cold and damp November morning. Though the
temperature had warmed slightly from the white frosty wakenings earlier
in the week, it could hardly be called ‘warm’ !
wide range of stalls were on hand to treat visitors, with the bottle
and homebaking both attracting attention. I managed to grab my
favourite Tea Loaf, with a special extra ‘Whisky’. Baker
Carole Lough confided that 2 tablespoons of the amber nectar went in,
so no driving after a slice of this one then! Can’t wait to try a
Mary Paterson and Barbara Sprott were on the
bottle stall, and 5 tickets a pound seemed good value for a chance to
win a bottle or two. Three of mine came up trumps with 2 bottles
of wine, and one of hand wash. However I did do better than previous
great selection of cakes, drop scone (or are they pancakes, I can never
tell) with endless coffee or tea provided the opportunity to sit down
and catch up with the ‘gossip’ with those around the table.
toy stall was heaving with goodies, and the book stall had been filled
with a new selection of books, fiction and non fiction.
raffle table had an amazing selection of prizes, with Barbara
Sprott, well known for her teddy bears, donating Snow White and
the Seven Dwarfs.
the date was shared with Sacred Heart School Christmas Fair, and
another in Fair in Carlops, organiser Agnes Ovenstone was able to
report a total of £522, including a 5 Euro note (where did that
come from?) raised for church funds.
Looking for a home
More knitted figures from Barbara