Book case full of great titles
Toy stall and goodies
top raffle prizes
having a chat
Summer Fair 17 June 2017
|Story and photos Jim Paterson|
Party time at the Summer FairThe
brilliant sunshine brought out the visitors to join the
Summer Fair at St. Mungo's church hall on Saturday 17 June. Avis
Anderson welcomed visitors at the door before they headed for the
tables full of home baking, with a great selection of cakes and home
made jams and marmalade.
bottle and tombola tables joined hands this year, with Mary Paterson
and Barbara Sprott enticing visitors to try a single dip for tickets,
which resulted in many prizes for those taking a 'flutter'.
new selection of books, CD's, and DVD's attracted interest too, Jenny
Ramage had set out a selection of great novels, travel books, even a
set of encyclopaedias for some young mind to delve into. If your into
cookery we had three wartime recipe books, one dated 1942. How to cook
on a budget is still as relevant today as it was 75 years ago.
home baking stall was laden with a wide variety of cakes and delights,
with individual cheesecakes topped with a strawberry, fruit loaves, and
my favourite tea loaf. Joyce Hunter and Helen Sutherland helped me
choose one, which I bought early as they always disappear quickly.
of home made marmalade, made by church members with oranges, lemons and
limes donated by the Food Facts Friends foodbank, after all the
visiting people in need had picked their selection, promised to
brighten up any slice of toast at breakfast time.
Darling and Eleanor Wilson were on the toy stall, while Marion Mather
and Linn Kinloch were serving behind the bric -a -brac counter, with
gift ideas for house and home.
Susan Duns, assisted by Isabel
Donachie, were on the raffle table, serving a steady queue waiting to
buy tickets after viewing the fabulous range of prizes to be won.
the main attraction was the strawberry tea included in the ticket
price. It was strawberries with everything, scones, tarts, bite size
tartlets, or just good fresh strawberries from a bowl. Add fruit cake,
pancakes, or is that drop scones, someone shouted! There was plenty to
eat, complete with an endless supply of tea and coffee as ladies of the
social team and volunteers, Barbara Ramsay, Carol Lough, Margaret Barry
led by Christine Jackson, circled the tables keeping cups topped up.
it was time to draw the raffle prize winnners. Debbi McCall, one of our
new Midlothian councillors in Penicuik, joined us to draw the winners.
With Agnes Ovenstone keeping the bag of tickets well mixed, no cheating
here then, Debbi called out the winners with Margaret Black handing out
the prizes. Lots of happy faces.
Ovenstone announced to the congregation at the service on Sunday 18
that the summer fair made £675. This rose to £755,
following a further donation, and more sales of home baking during
our after morning service tea and a chat. A record amount for our
Well done to everyone for your
support, be it donating, baking, making, buying, or helping set it all
up. Thanks too to the social team for all their planning. It all looks
as if it just happens. That's the result of a lot of planning and work
behind the scenes, and the weeks of preparation.