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Sunday 24th July 2018

Staple Country Fayre

Every year, for the last 27 years, there's been a Country & Craft Fayre on The Recreation Ground at Staple. These Fayres are organised by a small team of volunteers, the 'The Fayre Committee'.

 

The purpose of the Fayres is twofold: They provide a value-for-money, excellent day's entertainment for the residents and neighbours of Staple parish - and they also raise much needed funding for Staple's Clubs, Groups and organisations.

 

Each of Staple's various groups formally applies for a share of the post-fayre profits. The application states how much is required/ what the money will be spent on / who will benefit from the donation.

 

For most Fayres, the Committee are able to fully meet all of the requests - but where this isn't possible, then decisions are made based upon the merit of each request. ( e.g. The number of people who will benefit from the donation / their current level of funding etc).

 

These events are a combination of many themes:

Rustic, rural crafts; such as trug making, basket making and weaving.

A Traditional Country Fair; with attractions such as Maypole Dancing, Tossing The Bale and Produce Shows.

'All The Fun of The Fair' type attractions; such as fairground rides, arena acts, clowns, hot dogs, popcorn, hot doughnuts and candy floss.

An Agricultural Show - with attractions such as vintage tractors, stationary engines and tossing the bale.

A Summer Fair; with face painting, a bouncy castle, refreshments, Punch & Judy and a beer tent.

A Fun Park; with sideshows such as bowl for a pig, stocks, beat the goalie, balloons in a car etc.

Plus there are classic cars, iconic scooters, a Pimm's bar, a Brass ensemble, live music, and loads more!

ent level of funding etc).

 

The 2018 Staple Country Fayre Committee comprises:

 

JOHN KIRK

TREVOR BARTLETT

DAVID FACEY

GLYNIS McCOLLUM

NEIL McCOLLUM

JILL BOYD

NEIL BENNETT

MICK & MAGS BURR

KATE NEWCOMBE

PENNY HISLOP

CAROL KIRK