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Home baking stall

Cards for every occasion

Book stall variety

lots of home baking to choose from

two fine ladies

transform into another two

Isabel and Linn on Tombola

Summer Fayre 25 June 2016

Story and photos Jim Paterson

The St. Mungo's Summer Fayre displayed a wide selection of goodies for the visitors to browse.

The bottle stall with Mary Paterson, helped by Barbara and Neil Sprott.
had a wide selection of bottles with all sorts of things to drink in them. Eyes were drawn to some rare vintages, which at three tickets for a pound seemed great value, if you managed to pick the right ticket from the box.

Eileen Marchant and Helen Sutherland served visitors to the home baking stall, which heaved under loaves of every type, including my favourite tea loaf, with no nuts clearly displayed on the label. Good to see our bakers keeping up the standards.  A range of marmalades was joined by some tomato plants, in case you wanted to grow your own.

Marion Mather was on the cards stall. A card for every occasion was available to buy, all hand made too.

Agnes Ovenstone and Elaine Jacobs helped on the toys and bric-a-brac stalls, while Isabel Donachie and
Linn Kinloch had sold most of their tombola tickets with prizes going fast, offering four attempts for a pound.

The book stall was stocked with a lot of new fresh titles to tempt those browsers. Everything from romance to thrillers, who done it to non fiction. Childrens books also featured with Broon's annuals as well as Purple Ronnie on display.

After my journey around the stalls it was time to visit the strawberry tea counter and select some cake and strawberries to go with my cup of tea. Olive Darling and Trish Hunter kept the cakes fresh and ready, while Joyce Hunter, Carole Lough and  Margaret Barry were busy in the kitchen, and serving tables to keep the cups filled with a seemingly endless supply of tea and coffee.

Soon it was time for the raffle
to be drawn, which Susan Duns had been busy selling tickets. The prizes started to fly off the table as delighted winners stepped forward. The two knitted 'reversible' ladies, which changed if you turned them upside down, were a real draw. Bill Webster was a lucky winner so a granddaughter is in for a big surprise.

Barbara Sprott who knitted the dolls, told me that they
are a real hit with young girls who find them fascinating. Certainly first time I had seen anything like them.

A great morning was had by all and though it seemed cloudy outside when we started the sun was shining by time we had finished, a sure sign that summer is here.

Agnes Ovenstone announced  to  the Sunday morning service congregation that the fayre had raised £575.

Well done to all who visited the Fayre, contributed in any way, and supported your church fund raising activities. 

Barbara Sprott collects prize

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Penicuik: St. Mungo's Parish Church (Church of Scotland). Scottish Charity No SC005838