Marston Magna Midsummer Fair 2018

We had a very successful event on Saturday 9th June, helped by good weather over the day and evening. Around 500 visitors of all ages attended, not to mention 50 or so dogs!

The wide range of attractions, many of them for the first time, helped to swell the crowds and keep the youngsters amused and occupied. Pony rides and a visit from a local fire engine were among the highlights.

We are enormously grateful to everyone who helped with the planning and organisation of the event, and of course all those who turned up on the day.

The Fair was also a financial success. While some figures are yet to be finalised, the provisional overall results were –

Total takings on the day, including Duck Race and Raffle £3,492

Cash sponsorship and donations £ 756

Total income £4,248

Total expenses £ 958

Surplus for distribution to local causes £3,290

Main individual gross takings included –

Entry Gate (adults only) £ 323

Raffles 1,003

Dog Show & Temptation Alley 318

Plants 263

Bazaar 130

Cakes 260

Teas 78

Pimms & Prosecco 517

Games 82

Tombola 137

Other stalls etc. 130

Annoy the Treasurer 12

The Duck Race contributed £200 towards the totals. The Duck Race winners were –

1. Sue Fraser; 2. Viv Bateman; 3. Warwick Milne.

The Fir Villa Basket of Fruit was won by Lyn Monson.

And the main raffle prize-winners were:-

Cynthia Eydmann; Simon Mottram; Jean Timbrell; Simon Bate; Sam Browne; Janet Koerner; Charles Saggs; Crispin Whittell; Craig Parsons; Allison Hardis; Colin McCourt; Emily Turton; Chris White; Ruth David; Sarah Henry; Norman Watkins; John Haigh; Sarah Howell.

The Event Committee would welcome applications and proposals from residents, with supporting costs and/or accounts, on ideas which would be of benefit to the community.

Last year’s event contributed to the formation of the Village Action Group, and towards the Community Dinner organised by our Cidermen, as well as support to the local Church and the Village Hall.

We will also soon put forward the date for next year’s Fair. Again we would strongly welcome offers of help and support from people willing to make next year’s event even better. If you want to help in any way, please get in touch with me. Campbell McKee 01935 850471

Photos from 2017: