NEXT TWO MONTH'S MEETINGS

- 18th July - 8.15: Cook Book Buffet Supper & Beetle Drive.
- 18th August - 12:30: Picnic at Trout Farm (Harrietsham)

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Safari Market 2012 - the sun shines on the righteous

What a fantastic day we all had- with the best weather ever. Although 40+ stalls were advertised, this became 55 on the map with a couple extra on the day.  Many visitors had been before - some even on their fourth visit with many compliments on our organisation of the event. 

Firstly the HARVEST STALL was set out with fresh vegetables and fruit, 
corn dollies and lavender wands, pickles and plants -
Fred and Hilary Lucette with a hand from Val Williams, set up the stands for the Children's painting competition - though sadly the number of entries was disappointing to say the least.
Winner - Class 2 - Bethan.

 Bearsted and Thurnham again ran their beautiful Craft stall
 Ellie Walker was donating all her profits to Charity  
and there were cuddly toys of all kinds and sizes.
 At the Harvest Stall, our Corn Dollies mentioned in a previous blog, 
were on sale and  it looks as if Jean Kelly on the left has sold two at least!
Unfortunately the camera woman had her own stall this year so was not able to get photos of the rest of the village, which was apparently humming!  

The competition for the most stalls visited was a dead heat for 10 people who had been to every stall and noted the name on their map - with a draw having to be made and the winner being Graham Phillips of Maidstone

The Raffle Prizes went to -
Margaret of Eltham, Christina from Platts Heath, Sandra from Platts Heath, our own Gill Lever and Mary Henderson and still to be presented - the owner of Number 643 which is advertised in the Shop

The helpers shown above manned the Harvest stall, cooked the food, made the tea, erected the gazebos, sold the maps and raffle tickets, put up and took down the signs around the village,  took down and packed away the Gazebos  and were absolutely wacked!

Thank you everyone who had a stall, those who came great distances to buy up the village and everyone who participated in any way including the press and the CPSO's.  We hope to see you again.