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Christmas Fair - 24 November 2018
|Story and photos - Jim Paterson|
Browsing for a bargain
to the annual Christmas Fair on Saturday 24th November received a warm
welcome as they stepped in from the chilly morning outside.
year there were even more stalls filled with great ideas for stocking
fillers and gifts for friends. We also had a wide selection of
Christmas cards and decorations, with the tables offering all
sorts of goodies, ideal as stocking fillers for that special gift.
stall with Mary Paterson and Barbara Sprott did a brisk job selling
tickets for the draw. Wide selection of wines, spirits and soft drinks
on offer. Anything if it was in a bottle.
was loaded with cakes, loaves, scones and buns, all baked by the ladies
in our congregation. Joyce Hunter and Ina was helping to sell them to
visitors struggling to make a choice. Too easy to buy one of
McCall and Dorothy Paterson were busy on the stall loaded with toys,
warm woolly hats and gloves, even a guitar for a budding
rockstar. Helen was showing off a fine pair of boxing gloves. 'You
will be buying something won't you?' Good stocking fillers for
'hymn book angels', made by members of the congregation using old and
unused hymn books, were proudly on display. Joan Cape was showing
how it was done, so anyone could have a go if they wished.
from the Salvation Army at Pentland House homeless accommodation
brought some angels made from old store brochures. together these
showed just how creative you can be with old books and out of date
brochures. She also had some jars of marmalade and jams to tempt those
with a sweet tooth. The Salvation Army
Brass Band will be holding a Carol singing afternoon, 5.30pm Thursday
13 December,outside Pentland house. Traditional Carols to sing with joy.
Wells was at the Food Facts Friends table with information on the
foodbank, and also a table with Christmas cards and decorations.
Donachie and Jean Lennie were helping on the Tombola stall, where lots
of prizes were just asking to be won.
included a magnificent selection of cakes, fruit loaves, sponge
cake, scones, cream scones, and the first mince pies of the
season, all hand baked.
The ladies circled the tables serving endless
coffee or tea. The refreshment tables were full of laughter and chat
as many tall stories were told and gossip exchanged.
big Raffle was managed by Susan Duns. The big prizes were a Christmas
hamper, and a complete Santa on sled with Reindeer, plus snowmen.
What a gift for some youngster to wake up to on Christmas morning.
Ovenstone was able to
report a total of nearly £900, raised for church funds, which by time of writing this report had exceeded this figure.
Thank you to everyone who turned out to support the Christmas Fair.
browsing for a
Christmas cards and Decorations
Published - 26 November 2018