Preparations appear to be going well for this year’s Draycott big fair, which is an all-day event on Sunday July 14th.
One tiny disappointment is that a large craft-fair, planned for the previous afternoon (the Saturday) as a sort of warm-up to the main event, is now not going to take place. Things simply couldn’t be put in place in time.
However… the Sunday is getting fuller and fuller! And you too could add to the event.
Chief organisers John Clarke and Daniel Newton have told us that what is particularly pleasing is the amount of involvement from local people. Members of The Draycott Sports Club, the local Young Farmers group, the Draycott WI, the Draycott Plant Nurseries, the Huntley Wood Recreation Centre, the Axis Disco, the staff of Draycott Moor College (who have volunteered to run the burger stand), members of the St Margaret’s Church congregation who are running book stalls, refreshments stalls, craft stalls and cake stalls, and more, will all be putting on displays or stalls for your ‘delight and edification’ – as the saying goes!
And all that activity takes place alongside the main attractions of the funfair, vintage vehicle rally, Jessica’s Junkyard (has to be seen!) and the ‘Viking battle’…
And don’t forget: there is also a family disco in the marquee on the field on the Saturday evening (children are free to get in). Tickets are going well, so it should be a fun occasion.
Check out the details of all this on our Draycott Fayre page.
As you know, the fayre is totally run by village volunteers, who are trying to raise money for the running costs of Draycott’s ancient and beautiful church. St Margaret’s is over 700 years old, and in need of constant attention.
So – why not take part? Just tell John what you think you can do, or go along to an organisation committee meeting.
And, even if you can’t make it on the day, you could still help by: advertising in the programme; or selling raffle tickets.
It’s only £10 to take an advert in the programme (which is on sale on the day).
To take out an advert or to offer to sell books of raffle tickets, contact the fayre Organiser.
So….see you on the 14th (and at the family disco, too)!